Getting Started With Twilio and Java Play Framework


Version 2.3 of the Java Play Framework has recently been released with a move away from the ‘play’ command to the ‘activator’ command. TypeSafe UI has been bundled in as well as support for Java 8. The full announcement can be read here. It seems like a good time to take a look at using Twilio with Play Framework. Here’s is what we are going to… Read More

Building Better Phone Trees With Twilio Using Multivariate Testing


In our earlier blog post, Twilio for Phone Trees, we showed you how to create a phone tree using Twilio, Ruby, and Sinatra. In this post, we are going to apply one of the web developers most powerful tools, multivariate testing, to many company’s favourite communications tools, the phone tree. Multivariate testing will allow us to answer a lot of different questions about our phone tree:… Read More

Bringing Light Bulbs To Life With Twilio SMS


On my way back to London, I recently bought myself a Philips Hue. These are wirelessly controlled light bulbs that allow you to control both brightness and colour. They come with a base station and an app, are very easy to use and most importantly the Philips Hue has an API. At Twilio, we love APIs! Ooooohhhhhh!!! SMS to change the colour of my light in… Read More

Michael Wawra: What Building Toasters Can Tell You About Twilio

Thomas Thwaites is a designer with an interest in science and technology. He was a student at the Royal Academy of Arts in London when he decided to build his own toaster. He bought a mass produced one for £3.94 and started by reverse-engineering it. To his dismay, Thomas discovered his toaster consisted of about 400 components made of over 100 different materials. Thomas’s TED Talk… Read More