Making Your Inbox Intelligent with Context.IO and Twilio


Email is broken. We get too much of it. We get irrelevant stuff. Reply-all is the default and CC is the norm. Even worse, smart phones constantly interrupt our day with every single message with almost no intelligence involved. How do we sort through the email and make sure we get the important information in a timely manner in a way we can use? Recently I… Read More

The Pronunciation Challenge


Text to Speech is hard. When TTS works well and pronounces everything correctly, no one cares. When you mispronounce common words – or worse names – you can annoy or even offend your customers. As humans, we have it quite a bit easier. We can understand the context and know when to break the normal pronunciation rules. While our man/woman voice is good the vast majority… Read More

Getting Started with Twilio and Google App Engine for PHP

Keith Casey PHP

This is a syndicated blog post by Twilio Developer Evangelist, Keith Casey, originally published on Google App Engine’s blog.  Keith shows you how to use Twilio with Google App Engine on the PHP runtime. I’ve wanted to explore Google App Engine for years. Between its SLA, automatic scaling, and queuing system, it has always been compelling. Unfortunately, since my Python skills are somewhere between “Hello World” and… Read More

Building Beyond Google Voice With Twilio: Working Hours, Whitelists and Blacklists


You can download this entire application from Github. I have a confession.The number on my business cards is not a Twilio number–it’s for Google voice. I’ve used Google Voice for forwarding and voicemail and it’s served me well but I wanted to add more awesome features like whitelisting, black listing, transcribing voice mail, and managing lists via SMS. That’s when Twilio fit into the picture. I’ll… Read More

This Week Twilio takes Chicago with Text Messages and Pizza

We love Chicago and we don’t get to give the city as much attention as we’d like. But every so often, an entire series of events line up to let us visit the Chicago area to enjoy the only city with real deep dish pizza, connect with developers, and generally get to know the community better. Starting tomorrow, May 15th, Twilio’s Jon Gottfried will be visiting… Read More

Connecting all with VoIP Drupal and Twilio

This post comes to us via Leo Burd, PhD. Leo serves as a researcher for MIT’s Center for Civic Media where he is working to solve issues around digital divide, social engagement, and civic empowerment. To reach that goal, he began exploring and building innovative phone, web, and mapping applications for use here and abroad. Along the way, this led to the creation of VoIP Drupal which he shares with us… Read More

DrupalCon Hits Denver for a Module-Fueled Good Time

Last week Drupal enthusiasts from around the world came together in Denver for DrupalCon. My second time around with this event, I always enjoy the “Birds of a Feature” or BoF sessions that allow for a variety of topics from core development to theming to DrupalChix.  The conference overall is a valuable experience with the Drupal community, below is just a sample of the awesome events from the… Read More

How to Build Phone-based Two-Factor Authentication With Twilio

 Security is one of the most frustratingly vital and complex things we have to deal with in application development. On one side, we have make sure our information is protected against corruption and unauthorized access while at the same time, we need to make sure the right people have access to the right data at the right time. Failure in either direction will cause annoyance and… Read More

Manage Your Call Recordings with the REST API


When we talk about our API, sometimes we use the term “REST” without describing what it actually means. When we look under the hood, we find a lots of moving pieces that fit together to make everything work as described. Realistically, to people who just use Twilio on a day to day basis, those details are not important. The key part developers should understand is “nouns and verbs.”… Read More