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

Shopify’s Kit: The A.I. Bot Helping You Run Marketing From The Palm of Your Hand

You can pitch your MVP to a room of investors. Or, you can ask Grandma. Back in 2013, Michael Perry was trying to figure out where his company, Kit, would go. At the time, Kit focused on making it easy for small business owners to buy and run Facebook ads through an online dashboard. Michael was constantly trying to figure out what aspect of Kit he… Read More

Heymarket Ships Shared Inboxes For Teams On The Go

Something’s broken when you get a “you up?” text message — from your customer.   It’s awesome your customer feels personally connected to your business enough to text you. But, no one is doing business at 1am on a Tuesday — and not from their personal inbox.   Scaling text messaging for businesses, and the personal relationships therein, can be tricky. With the right set of… Read More

Literacy Delivered: Cell-Ed Educates Anywhere with Twilio

Lucia navigates the Los Angeles Public Transportation system every day, taking the bus from her home in South LA to Beverly Hills where she cleans houses. She’s done this successfully for a decade, despite the fact she can’t read the bus schedule or signs indicating the bus’s destination. Instead, Lucia memorizes the color coded bus routes. Lucia speaks English, but cannot read or write in English…. Read More

PATH Uses SMS Data Alerts to Help End Malaria in Zambia

In Zambia’s Southern Province, the fight to end malaria begins with a knock on the door. An army of community health workers, dedicated volunteers chosen by their communities, are trained and equipped to test and treat their neighbors for malaria. A positive malaria cases triggers a targeted response: the community health worker visits the home of the patient and tests everyone there. If anyone tests positive… Read More

Engineering for the Worst Case Scenario: FallSafety Builds Man Down Alerts with Twilio Notify

You don’t typically find “140 pound MMA dummy” on the list of dependencies required to build notifications for an iOS or Android app. But the dummy is critical to the engineers at FallSafety. He’s not as pliable or easily maneuverable as code in a text editor, but he represents the final function of the engineers’ code. To know whether FallSafety’s code works properly, the dummy has… Read More

Making Super Mario Bros Even More Difficult…For Science

Mess up someone’s Super Mario Bros’ run in person at SIGNAL. Andrew will be there showing you how to build a Haunted NES. Super Mario Bros could make you throw your controller across the room, only to frantically check it was still operational so you could go back to playing that level you love/hate. Andrew Reitano wants to make those beloved NES games a little harder… Read More