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

Did you know that Twilio.org offers API credit and discounted pricing for nonprofits and social enterprises? Learn more today. 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… 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

ScribbleChat Fills The Valley Between GIFS and Text using Twilio Programmable Chat

Your GIF game is pro-level. That’s a given. You are above using tired GIFs from The Office. Your replies are much more nuanced.  No-one needs another ham-fisted Michael Scott “NOO” GIF in their life.   Along the journey through group texts, Facebook messages, and Twitter replies, you’ll eventually hit a valley between text replies and GIF replies, where neither meets your needs. ScribbleChat hopes to fit… Read More

As Rent In Shoreditch Skyrockets, Hoxton Mix Gives Startups Virtual Offices using Twilio

Central London’s Shoreditch neighborhood has become a hub for startups looking to make it big.  As people flood into Shoreditch, rents rise in tandem. It’s hard for startups to find affordable office space in the neighborhood. Nevertheless, you can still find restaurants that exclusively serve cereal in Shoreditch — addressing a problem no one had, but nonetheless finding product market fit. Hoxton Mix solves a more… Read More