Jon Gottfried

Build Your Own Lockitron With Twilio, Arduino, and Node.js

Join the discussion on Hacker News! This tutorial is based on a workshop I gave at the Makerland conference in Poland. It will teach you…Full Article

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Building Screen Pops With Twilio Client and FullContact API

  Screen Pops are a way of displaying contextual information to an agent about any incoming call so that they can provide more relevant support…Full Article

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Part Three: Verify Phone Numbers With Node.js Using Twilio SMS, Express and Socket.io

Every problem you solve as a web application developer requires a very particular set of tools. Tools that have been acquired over a very long…Full Article

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Part 2: Using Twilio SMS with Sinatra for Ruby and Datamapper To Build A Phone Verification System

About a year ago, we published an update to our phone verification tutorial to teach you how to keep your users safe and prevent fraud…Full Article

Resurrecting Google SMS Search Using Twilio

Join the discussion on Hacker News! Like many of you, I was sad to hear on Friday that Google decided to shut down their service…Full Article

Using Google Glass, Twilio, Ruby, and Sinatra to Send and Receive SMS Messages

Join the discussion on Hacker News! Myself and other developers have been giddy with glee at the recent release of Google Glass, one of the…Full Article

Build a Twilio Hard Phone with SIP from Twilio, Raspberry Pi, Asterisk, FreePBX, and the Obihai OBi100

Join the discussion on Hacker News! This post used the Dial and SIP TwiML verbs and the Twilio Message Rest API If you have worked…Full Article

Interview with SmartThings: How a Faulty Pipe Unlocked The Internet of Things

Join the discussion on Hacker News How can the internet help when you’re halfway to work and you realize you didn’t lock up your apartment?…Full Article

Rutgers Students Hack Together at HackRU

This is a guest post written by Jonathan Maltz. Jonathan is a junior at Rutgers University majoring in Computer Science. When he’s not doing his…Full Article

Get Started with Twilio Voice: Record Caller’s Voice Screencast

In the fourth installment of Twilio’s Voice Quickstart Series, we introduce you to the <Record> verb. This walkthrough shows you how to set up an interactive…Full Article

Get Started with Twilio Voice: Say a Message & Greet Caller By Name Quickstart Screencasts

We recently published the final two PHP SMS Quickstart Screencasts in our Twilio SMS Quickstart series, and now it’s time to get started with Twilio…Full Article

DIY Home Automation Using Twilio, PowerSwitch, Arduino, and Pusher

Join the discussion on Hacker News You may have seen my recent blog post about building a Phone-controlled Robot using Twilio. Since then, I’ve had…Full Article

Ooomf Powers App Distribution Using Twilio SMS

Mikael Cho is the Founder of ooomf, a Montreal-based startup building the future of social app discovery. Prior to ooomf, he co-founded 2 startups and…Full Article

Twilio SMS Quickstart Screencasts: SMS Conversations and Messages within a Call

Today we are releasing the final two screencasts in the SMS Quickstart Tutorials. These series provide an easy, visual way to get started with Twilio.…Full Article

Website Updates are Easy via SMS with Text2Page

Paul Finn is a software developer in Portsmouth, NH and founder of Route 3 Software. While hanging with a chef at local restaurant he wondered if…Full Article

Get Started With Twilio SMS: Sending SMS Messages Screencast

In a series of screencasts beginning with the first and second Twilio Quickstart Tutorials, we want to continue giving new developers an accessible way to build…Full Article

Build a Phone-controlled Robot Using Node.js, RN-XV WiFly, Arduino and Twilio

Weigh in on the discussion on Hacker News! This post uses the Twilio Node.JS Module and the Twilio Rest Message API Robots have fascinated me…Full Article

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon – Hackers Gotta Hack

The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon was back in full force this year, with hackers of all ages and experience levels converging on the beautifully sunny Pier…Full Article

Get Started With Twilio SMS: Replying to Incoming Messages Screencast

The Twilio Quickstart Tutorials are a great place to get started and learn the basics of our cloud communication platform, but I have always found…Full Article

Twilio Office Hours Streaming Live Now

The office hours are now over, but you can watch the replay on Spreecast! Join our live developer office hours on Spreecast right now where you…Full Article

Twilio Office Hours: Hang Out in the Cloud With Real Live Twilions!

We are kicking off a series of developer office hours on the Twilio Spreecast Channel this coming Thursday, May 17th at 4pm PST/7pm EST where you can grab…Full Article

DOers in Action: Kunal Batra of General Machines

Kunal Batra is the founder of General Machines, a new startup whose goal it is to use Machine Learning to solve real world problems. Right…Full Article

Two-Factor Authentication with Node.js and Twilio

Two-factor authentication is becoming the go-to method for increased login security on the web, as it ties a physical device to your virtual credentials. It…Full Article

Twilio Hangs in the Vibrant New York Tech Scene at NY Tech Day

There is a lot of talk around the differences between the Valley tech community and the New York tech community. I don’t have a bias…Full Article

Get Started with Twilio SMS: Receiving Incoming Text Messages Screencast

The Twilio Quickstart Tutorials are a great place to get started and learn the basics of our cloud communication platform, but I have always found…Full Article

Build a Simple Phone Verification System with Twilio, PHP, MySQL, and jQuery

About a year ago we wrote about phone verification as a preventative to spam or fraud, and a simple way to keep your users safe. Twilio…Full Article

DOers in Action: Behind the Scenes of Cat Facts SMS App

Akiva Bamberger is a software engineer at Google. While lurking on reddit one night, he came across a post where a user was manually sending…Full Article

Startup Weekend Boston Rolls Out The Red Carpet

While most of America watched the Oscars, the enterprising folks at Startup Weekend Boston stepped up to demo the companies that they had worked so…Full Article

Power Outages, Networking, and Karaoke at the NYC Twilio Meetup

Last month, Twilio hackers from all around the metro area descended on the offices of Union Square Ventures for the February 2012 Twilio Meetup. Fueled…Full Article

Hacker Olympics, the Un-Hackathon: Guest Post by Aidan Feldman

Aidan Feldman is a developer, evangelist and general ne’er-do-well at Jux.  When he isn’t up all night coding with his cats, he’s leading a double…Full Article

Expand Your Networking Horizons Through SMS with Cnvrge

 Last week I took the long trek uptown to attend the monthly Columbia Venture Community meetup. The CVC is a private meetup for those affiliated with…Full Article

Startup Weekend Boston Demo Stream

This event is now over, but you can read more in our event recap which will be out soon! This weekend I am in Boston…Full Article

Founders Get Lean at Lean Startup Machine

I’m a hacker. So when I was invited to mentor at Lean Startup Machine, let alone two of them in a row, I was a…Full Article

Twilio Rocks Out at Music Hack Day Boston

It was the first weekend in November when hundreds of hackers descended upon Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, still recovering from their Halloween sugar highs. Their goal:…Full Article

VenueMachine Connects Small Businesses to Social Influencers

Small businesses have long been searching for effective ways to utilize social networks to better engage their customers and spread the word about their brand.…Full Article

Twilio Checks In at the Foursquare Global Hackathon

I entered General Assembly at 10 AM on the morning of September 17, 2011 in full Twilio regalia, ready to get hacking with the crème…Full Article

Introducing Jon Gottfried, Developer Evangelist

My name is Jon Gottfried and I joined Twilio as a Developer Evangelist to evangelise your apps. I was first introduced to Twilio by John…Full Article

Video Hack Day Brings Terminator Vision to Times Square

The inaugural Video Hack Day was held in New York City’s General Assembly last weekend. More than 100 hackers gathered from around the world, coming…Full Article