Redfin: Redefining the real estate experience

I popped into Redfin’s HQ in Seattle last week, partly because I wanted to snap a few photos to highlight their developers on our website. But mostly to feed my curiosity on a development team that just keeps churning out new innovative ways to engage customers. I walked away with a real appreciation of their approach using small development teams to continuously improve the Redfin customer… Read More

Autopilot Lets You Control SMS Conversation Flows with No Code

You don’t have to take a coding class to build that new feature. Autopilot just launched a drag and drop feature that allows you to control SMS with a visual editor. When a user sends a text to your Twilio powered number, that’s logged in Autopilot. Using a drag and drop interface, you can set up a logic for Twilio, and other third party services, to… Read More

Streem Brings Augmented Reality, 3-D Mapping to Twilio Video Chat

The first mistake is thinking you can fix it yourself. A kitchen sink is an understandable device, one you can surely wrangle. 30 minutes later you are down a sink, and looking for a plumber. In those moments, you wish that the world shared your sense of urgency to remedy your problem. That wish might not be granted but your other wish will be. Streem can… Read More

TxDOT Cuts Down the Commute with Traffic Updates via Programmable SMS and Notify

Do you or a developer you know code for a nonprofit or social enterprise? Twilio.org can help with API credit and discounted pricing. Can a text message create a safer, shorter commute? Researchers at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) think so, and they’re proving it to thousands of Texas drivers each day through a support contract with TxDOT to bring innovation and best practices to… Read More

Good Call Supports Through the Arrest Process When One Call Must Connect

Do you or a developer you know code for a nonprofit or social enterprise? Twilio.org can help with API credit and discount pricing to increase your impact. Imagine you’re arrested and your cell phone is taken away. You have only few minutes to make one phone call through a public line to a number you know by heart. Who do you call? Have you memorized their… Read More

MyZindagi Fights Fake Doctors, Brings Real Doctors and Real Care To The Masses With Twilio Video

There’s a critical shortage of doctors in developing countries which puts those in need of medical care in a compromised position. In urban and rural regions, patients struggle to find the medical care they need. This shortage of doctors has opened up an opportunity for predatory con artists posing as doctors.   In the middle of this fraught ecosystem is a small team of developers and… Read More

From 0 to 15 Million In A Few Months: Relay Scales Their Texting Platform For Organizers

On September 1st, 2016, Relay had sent a total of 0 text messages. The day after the United States Presidential Election, they’d sent 15 million. Scaling a peer-to-peer texting platform from zero to election-season level traffic isn’t light work, but it was easier than Relay CEO and Founder Daniel Souweine expected. “When organizers find something that works, they’re not afraid to go big. So it was… Read More

Atma Connect gets people to safety fast with text-based disaster warnings

Do you or a developer you know code for a nonprofit or social enterprise? Twilio.org can help with API credit and discount pricing to increase your impact. Massive floods are common during Indonesia’s monsoon season. Houses and roads are often inundated with floodwaters, and extreme weather sometimes displaces thousands of residents and causes dozens of fatalities each year. Government early warning systems exist but are unreliable,… Read More

Qeepsake Lets You Log Precious Memories Via Twilio SMS

On Saturday, they had the idea. On Monday, they started working on Qeepsake.   Jeff and Stephanie McNeil, along with Duncan Street, founded Qeepsake together. Jeff and Stephanie are the proud parents of 5 young children.   As you might imagine, they don’t have a ton of time to sit down and write in a journal when a moment of parental pride strikes them. But, that… Read More