Speak Louder Gives Activists The Tools They Need To Advocate

Back in June, Ian Webster built Call Congress. Call one number, enter your ZIP code, and you’re automatically connected with your representative. This tool enabled Americans to advocate for policy change using a powerful tool in their pocket — their phone.   Ian narrowed the gap between citizens and elected officials because it seemed like the right thing to do and, as an engineer, he could… Read More

SIGNAL London Recap: History Belongs to the Builders

We’re wrapping up our first SIGNAL Conference in London and we’re well chuffed. Today, developers from around the world gathered to hone their craft and get a look at a few of the new tools we’ve been cooking up at Twilio. Whether you joined us in London, or you followed along from a distance, thank you. Before we turn off the lights at The Brewery, let’s… Read More

Dimitri Akhrin Builds A CRM That Moves As Fast As Sales Organizations

Dimitri Akhrin calls it how he sees it. If something’s broken, he’s going to fix it — right after he finishes telling you how broken that thing is. “Traditional reporting systems looked like Windows 95,” he quips.   Akhrin saw that bank-provided portals were siloed and clunky. So, he built a system to consolidate and streamline the daily functions  of Independent Sales Organizations. His solution was… Read More

Running Your Business From The Palm of Your Hand: Heymarket Makes SMS Scalable

On a Sunday morning, Amit got a text from the man delivering his furniture. The man wanted to apologize for last night. The two had not seen each other the previous night. This singular text vaulted Amit into a professional’s personal life. That bell can’t be unrung, but the root problem can be engineered out of existence. If you run your business from your phone, or… Read More

Saving Your Messages From The Void: TwiliQ Backs Up Your SMS

Chris Johnson is out here trying to help his fellow CTOs sleep better. Falling Asleep Counting Dependencies “The key thing, especially talking to so many startup CTOs, comes down to ‘How many things can I not have to worry about so I can sleep at night?’” says Chris. If your development nightmare becomes reality and your Twilio endpoint goes down, Twiliq is there to save the… Read More

WNYC’s Note To Self Podcast Curbs Listener’s Information Overload with 300,000 Texts

Unchecked multi-tasking can (and will) turn you into someone who you don’t recognize, someone who eats peanut butter M&Ms at 10am. Every time you switch from one task to another, your brain burns through glucose. When your brain’s glucose reserves run low, you become a sugar zombie on the hunt for the fuel your brain needs to multitask. Unsurprisingly, this behavior leaves you stressed out. The… Read More

Whisbi Builds A Better Customer Engagement Experience With WebRTC and Twilio

Imagine your dream car. Now imagine you’re in the stereotypical car commercial, whipping down a windy mountain road. What color is the car? What type of upholstery did you choose? Did you go for the upgraded navigation system? Instead of managing those variables in your head, Whisbi lets you do that on screen, with a salesperson on the line to help you make your choice. Whisbi… Read More

What 19 Million Texts Can Tell You About Crisis In The U.S : Crisis Text Line Fights an Epidemic with Data

For two years, Nancy Lublin was CEO of two companies, working two full-time jobs. This past November, she downsized to one full-time job — working as the CEO and Founder of Crisis Text Line , which supports thousands through suicidal thoughts, sexual abuse, drug addiction, and more via Twilio SMS. Now that Nancy is only working one job, she’s focused on putting herself out of business…. Read More

Engineering Chance Out Of The Equation: Athena Fights Assault Programmatically

Yasmine Mustafa recognizes that chance might have saved her life. But that doesn’t preclude her from fighting against it.   Her earliest memory is huddling together with her friends, family, and neighbors as they braced for the next bomb to rattle their bomb shelter. Moments later, two men would come calling for her baby brother. These U.S. Embassy employees escorted her whole family out of Kuwait… Read More