Transparency Report for Government Requests for Customer Information

Today we’re releasing Twilio’s first transparency report detailing requests for customer information by municipal, state, provincial and federal governments globally. As part of our commitment to the privacy of your data, this report represents the start of a program to produce clear visibility to the Twilio community around these requests. In this spirit, this report’s objective is to inform you of the total volume of government… Read More

First Time Hackathoner Wins TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2015 With Witness


Just over a year ago, Marinos Bernitsas was cutting C++ code for algorithmic trading systems at a high frequency trading fund in New York City. Having spent a career in finance and amassing a wealth of creative ideas he wanted to hack on, Marinos struck out on his own to become an independent app developer. Publishing two apps in the iTunes Store upon a life of programming… Read More

5 Reasons Your Developers Should Come To Signal


Your backlog is a mile high, your roadmap a mile long and your available story points always feel like they are half as many as you need. Everyone above you thinks the product should have shipped yesterday. Everyone below you is begging for another two sprints to complete their work, warning of grave technical debt. The dance of a technical leader is on the razorblade shoved… Read More

Getting Started Placing Outbound Calls with Twilio Elastic SIP Trunking and FreeSWITCH


A couple of weeks ago we announced the public beta of Elastic SIP Trunking, a new way to connect your SIP gear to the world through Twilio. With Elastic SIP Trunks, you can say sayonara to artificial constraints to scaling and pricing shenanigans. We think this new way of consuming SIP connectivity offers longtime VoIP network administrators and engineers an instantly provisioned, powerfully resilient alternative to… Read More

How to Build a Real Time MMS Photostream with Twilio and Socket.IO


Since our launch a few weeks ago of Twilio MMS, your friendly neighborhood devangel crew has been busy having a barrel of monkeys building sick hacks on this new medium.  From a tasty mustacher to an on demand GIF generator to a Instagram-for-every-phone, thousands of people have created hilarious photos using Twilio MMS. Sharing these on a big screen for a room full of folks to… Read More

How To Build Your Own MMS Enabled Motion Activated Security Camera With Linux, Python and S3

Horseman Caught On MMS

Holy biscuits was last week a barrel of monkeys.  All of us at Twilio have had a beastly boatload of fun seeing the stuff you’ve started building with Twilio MMS.  Many of you blazed through Kevin’s Getting Started with MMS tutorial over the weekend to get started on your hacks and, of course, seeing all your mustached faces with the example project we built last week… Read More

How To Build A Mustached Message Service With Twilio MMS And Python

Stash Attack Snacky!

All of us at Twilio are over the moon by the possibilities now unlocked by the availability of MMS on US phone numbers.  We know from experience that the real ingenuity will come from you – the air around Twilio is electric with anticipation of the amazing things you’ll build.  We’ve got a lot of hacks we’re excited to show you in the weeks that follow… Read More

Using Natural Language Processing for Better SMS Interfaces Using Twilio and Python’s TextBlob


The International Telecommunications Union, the telecom agency for the United Nations, recently released some data suggesting for every 100 people on Planet Earth, 96 of them have a subscription to a cellular service.  That means there are nearly as many cell subscriptions out there as human beings – a stonking 6.8 billion. Holy biscuits – that means there might well be more cell phones out there… Read More

The Road Coders Survival Kit


Your friendly neighborhood Twilio developer evangelism crew racks up a fair amount of road time around the world in our continuing mission to see the incredible stuff you all build. In addition to accumulating buckets of frequent flyer miles, mapping power outlets in every airport from LHR to SFO and taste testing the entire menu from Buffalo Wild Wings, we’ve also collected  in our travels a… Read More