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 it helpful to not only be able to read about the tools I’m using but also see them in use. This screencast is the second part in our continuing series of Quickstart Screencasts to show you how to get up and… Read More

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 can grab instant answers and direct feedback on your Twilio questions. We invite you, our noble community of Twilio hackers, to ask questions, talk about your favorite hacks, tell us what features you’d love to see, or just talk about Star… Read More

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 instant answers and direct feedback on your Twilio questions. We invite you, our noble community of Twilio hackers, to ask questions, talk about your favorite hacks, tell us what features you’d love to see, or just talk about Star Wars (disclaimer:… Read More

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 now Kunal is working on multiple Twilio-powered services to help connect people who otherwise could not communicate with each other. The first service, Deaftel, allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing speak with hearing users. Another communication tool, Universal… Read More

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 is being adopted by many of the major players in the industry, including Intuit, Google and Facebook. While user security is paramount, modern web developers must also consider the UX problems that can arise from increased security measures. Since UX is becoming increasingly important,… Read More

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 with Twilio headquartered in San Francisco with a satellite office in NYC, but it’s great to see New York prove it’s vibrant tech scene with events like NY Tech Day. Over 200 startups came out to exhibit at the first time startup-palooza… Read More

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 it helpful to not only be able to read about the tools I’m using but also see them in use. This led me to kick off the Twilio Quickstart Screencast series where we will go through the steps of each tutorial… Read More

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 customers continue to use two-factor authentication for the benefit of their customers. Read more about how you can build this out for your business here or how Intuit implemented identity verification with Twilio. As more and more applications integrate with phones there… Read More

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 his friends cat facts via SMS. Akiva was inspired to write his own “cat facts” app. Using Twilio SMS and App Engine, he quickly wrote Cat Facts, to the delight of reddit readers and cat fanatics everywhere. Below is a guest… Read More