Ghosts of Subscriptions Past: Trim Cleans Up Your Charges Via Text

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In 2016, we are reticent to put a ring it. Spotify, Netflix, Hulu, and HBO commitments all come with a caveat — we can leave at the end of the month. The problem is it’s easy to lose track of the commitments we make, and the monthly fees we incur to as serial subscriber to all sorts of platforms. The subscriptions quietly snowball, unbenounced to the… Read More

Setting Up Trello SMS Alerts with Twilio and Zapier

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“At work, nothing can be said to be certain except blog posts and adventure time gifs.” When I’m not busy butchering Benjamin Franklin quotes, I help manage Twilio’s blog. Blog posts, drafts, and ideas for posts are constantly in flux. To keep tabs on the whole operation, I use a project management tool called Trello. Trello looks like a digital corkboard for you and your team’s… Read More

Promises, Promises: Oddly Studios Builds A Photobooth with NodeJS, RaspberryPis and Twilio MMS

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The team from Oddly Studios flew across Canada with 4 RaspberryPis, 4 big LCD screens, 4 iPads, and one Ubuntu PC in tow. This was all they needed to build and deploy a Twilio MMS powered photobooth. An automobile manufacturer in the Big Three wanted to use the photobooth alongside their feature attraction at Calgary Stampede, a rodeo expo show. Oddly Studio’s client built out a… Read More

Pure Chat Focuses On Code To Perfect Live Chat Customer Experience

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Great conversations don’t start with a robot intermediary. This may explain why customers are reticent to thumb through twisted phone trees, or browse through thin FAQ pages. When they need something, they want a real human with real answers to their questions. “It’s all about starting conversations in the most familiar, authentic way,” says Lindsay Bayuk. Lindsay helps build the software that fosters conversations between customer… Read More

Crafting A Customer Experience: Zendesk Rolls Out Advanced Voice

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A good customer support call is like an espresso shot – short, sweet, and carefully crafted. There’s no joy to be had in getting lost in a phone tree, or toiling on hold, no matter what side of the phone you’re on. The critical component in building excellent customer experiences is context, and Zendesk, a cloud based customer service platform, is doubling down on it with… Read More

Nonprofit, Urban Refugees, Democratize Communication For Displaced People

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In the height of the refugee crisis, thousands of displaced people struggled (and still struggle) to get the resources they need — food, water, and shelter. There hasn’t been as much focus on ensuring refugees have access to another much needed resource — information. Sonia Ben Ali (right) is fighting to change the way refugees receive and share information, democratizing communication via SMS with the help… Read More

Introducing The Newly Updated Twilio Status Page

We’ve recently updated our status.twilio.com page for quicker, easier communication and improved transparency. After many years of faithful service we’ll be sunsetting our old status page. Our new service offers an improved look and feel, more ways to subscribe to updates, expanded API functionality, and provides a foundation that will allow us to add more features in the future. We’re really excited about our new status… Read More

Expanding Globally, Adapting Locally: Reliefwatch Scales With Twilio IVRs and SMS

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Daniel was a piano prodigy. Then he was a CS student at University of Chicago. Then an hopeful entrepreneur. Then he was a Prince of Wales Young Entrepreneur Award winner. Now he’s a CEO leading a startup that not only helps businesses track shipments abroad; it helps save lives. The Origin of Reliefwatch Reliefwatch started as a college project Daniel built with his friends. While traveling… Read More

Rajiv Perera Scales His Caretime App With NodeJS and Twilio

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There’s a delicate art to asking a caregiver to report where they are, when they got there, and what work they’ll be doing, all without sounding burdensome or intrusive. Software engineers like Rajiv Perera (right) are masters of that art. Rajiv helped engineer Caretime to give health care employers all the information they need from caregivers, while producing a minimal amount of friction for caregivers themselves… Read More