1 Million Developers: Celebrating Your Milestones

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Today we’re celebrating a new milestone together.  There are now 1 million of your fellow developers building with Twilio. Whether you’ve been here 7 years or 7 minutes, you make up this million. Thank you for being a part of this. Your growth as developers is inextricably tied to Twilio’s growth. Watching you build ambitiously leads us to create tools that serve that ambition. You’re out… Read More

Developer Contest: Show Off Your IP Messaging Hacks

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Let’s celebrate IP Messaging with an old-fashioned Twilio contest. Spend the rest of the month working on your sickest, most mind-blowing hack and then submit it here. If you use IP Messaging, you’re eligible for the grand prize: BB-8 Life-Size Aluminum LED Floor Lamp One ticket to SIGNAL, our developer conference for communications, May 24-25th at Pier 27 in San Francisco $100 in Twilio credit Bonus… Read More

Announcing New Transparency Report & Privacy Notices

We believe in “no shenanigans” when it comes to data privacy. In that spirit, we’d like to draw your attention to two documents: our transparency report for the second half of 2015 and our revised Privacy Notices. Twilio Transparency Report – Second Half of 2015 The objective of our semi-annual transparency report is to inform you of the total volume of government requests for information received by… Read More

Learning Meteor.js: A Simple Chat App Tutorial

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Meteor.js allows developers to share their JavaScript between the client-side and server-side in a project. Let’s see how by building a simple chat application using Meteor.js and Twilio’s IP Messaging. Getting the Band Together There are just two prerequisites to our application before we get started: Install Meteor.js Create a Free Twilio Account With that out of the way we can start hacking. The First Star… Read More

Getting Started with Swift on Linux

Getting Started With Swift On Linux

When I wrote my first line of Swift code I immediately had visions of being able to use this beautiful programming language for more than just iOS and OSX apps. Yesterday, Apple officially made Swift open source and my dreams came true. This blog post will help you quickly get started writing your first application using the open source version of Swift on Linux. Here We Go! The Linux… Read More

Finding Out When to Buy World Series Tickets with PHP, Guzzle, Seat Geek API and Twilio

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Born and raised in Kansas City, I’ve been waiting my whole life to see the Royals win a World Series. This year “The Boys in Blue” have made it back to the fall classic and they’re playing the team that represents my adopted home, the New York Mets. I have my Royals cap ready and I want to support KC when they play in the greatest… Read More

Build Your Own IVR with AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway and Twilio

Build Your Own IVR with AWS Lambda, Amazon

My stomach is filled with butterflies. My mind is racing: “What could it be? I think I have an idea… but maybe I’m wrong. What am I waiting for?!?” Nothing quite tops the feelings you experience when someone gives you a gift. Our good friends at Amazon Web Services (AWS) stopped by the greatest city in the world for AWS Summit New York in July and dropped some super… Read More

20,000 Text Messages Under the Sea with OpenROV, Node.js and Twilio

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Meet Rovie. Rovie is our underwater robotic friend here at Twilio: Rovie and Brent. Rovie is the one on the left. Over the past couple months myself and fellow Developer Evangelist Brent Schooley have been teaching Rovie to swim and send underwater pictures whenever she gets a text message.  Last week at That Conference we took Rovie to her first party and he enjoyed swimming in the beautiful pool at… Read More

Building a Random Friend Dialer Part 1: Getting Started with Rust and Iron

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Few things make me happier than taking a stroll in Brooklyn and crossing paths with someone I haven’t talked to in a long time. But living in a city of eight and half million people this serendipitous moment doesn’t happen nearly enough. Lately I’ve been wondering if I can recreate some of the magic of this experience using technology. In this series I’m going to show… Read More