Introducing Status Callback for Caller ID Verification Calls

Today we’re happy to announce the release of a small and useful feature: status callbacks for caller ID verification calls. This allows your application be notified when a verification call succeeds or fails so you can notify your users without having to poll the REST API. To use this new feature, make a POST request to the OutgoingCallerIds list resource and optionally include a  StatusCallback parameter to indicate… Read More

Using Siri with Twilio For Home Automation

Christopher Deutsch is a web developer and the owner of MakeRocketGoNow, a Minneapolis-based software development company specializing in web and mobile applications.  I’ve created a Twilio, Node.js mash up that allows me to control appliances and the thermostat in my house using the iPhone 4S’s Siri voice recognition. Here’s a demo of turning on my bedroom fan. How does this work? From Siri to the end result… Read More

Using the Twilio REST API in Windows 8 Metro-style applications

For our current developer contest, we’ve challenged you to integrate Twilio into a Metro-styled Windows 8 application. To help you get started, we’ve put together a simple example that shows how to use the new HttpClient in .NET 4.5 to send a text message from within your app. What about twilio-csharp? WinRT uses a subset of .NET Framework 4.5 that doesn’t include some of the dependencies… Read More

Twilio Client: Presence for Everyone!

Less than two months ago, Twilio introduced Twilio Client, a set of SDKs that enable developers to build VoIP into their web and mobile apps with a few lines of code. Today, we are launching a major update to Twilio Client with the Presence API. As its name suggests, Presence lets you add presence-awareness to your Twilio Client application. With Presence, your app gets notified when… Read More

Hack Night at Twilio Conference: Code, Prizes and Fun

At Twilio, we don’t just love hackathons. We live for them. Nothing is more exciting than watching new projects take flight while developers feverishly pour out their ideas into code. For Twilio Conference we’ve put together an entire evening of hacking festivities with a slew of great prizes for the best hacks. Hack Night isn’t just for hackers though, if you just want to come hang… Read More

Twilio and Windows 8: Your Ticket to a Samsung Tablet

Last week in Anaheim Microsoft launched the next generation of Windows-based desktop and tablet applications with the introduction of Windows 8, Metro and Windows Runtime. The fortunate Windows developers in attendance received a Samsung Windows 8 tablet computer to start building their apps on. We thought about it and decided that instead of keeping the one we received for ourselves, it would be way more fun to give… Read More

Announcing New Official Twilio Helper Libraries for PHP, Ruby, Python, .NET and Java

Today we’re proud to announce the availability of our revamped Twilio helper libraries for PHP, Ruby, Python, .NET and Java. Each of the libraries was written by a Twilio developer familiar with the language and framework of each respective library. As always, all of the libraries are open source and available on GitHub where they will be actively maintained and improved. In addition to new official… Read More

Twilio Partners with oDesk to Connect Developers and Projects

Today we’re excited to announce that Twilio has partnered with oDesk, the largest and fastest-growing online employment platform, to make it easier than ever for members of the Twilio developer community to find contract software development work.  As part of the partnership, we’ve created an official Twilio oDesk group that brings together project owners with our community of more than 40,000 developers to build Twilio-powered applications and… Read More