Amazon Web Services

Ask-a-Human by Eugene Osovetsky By combining Twilio with Amazon Mechanical Turk, Ask-a-Human allows anyone with a caller-ID-enabled phone to call a toll-free number, submit the question, and then get called back with the answer.  Ask-a-Human uses two incoming Twilio numbers (a toll-free one for the question submitters, and a toll one for the Mechanical Turk answer submitters). The application is written on ASP.NET, and is completely… Read More

Month in Review: Looking Back at August

We're already well into September, but for those who've just joined Twilio or only recently started reading the blog I thought it would be fun to give you a rundown of August – which was a busy and exciting month here. Customer Profile: The Kingdom app adds Twilio to their alternate reality game for the iPhone, and Derek Neighbors from Held demonstrates how it works in… Read More

Announcing TWO Winners for Last Week's Amazon Web Services + Twilio Contest

Winner #1: Email Center Pro Voice Alerts by Evan Coonrod Voice Alerts is a new feature in Email Center Pro that gives you a phone call when new email matching certain criteria arrives in your Email Center Pro account. It reads a list of matching conversations, and allows you to select a conversation to have it read to you. This is great for people who use… Read More

Twilio Teams up with Amazon Web Services for This Week's Netbook Contest Category: AWS

This week, in addition to our usual prize of a Dell mini Netbook, we’re teaming up with Amazon Web Services and they will be awarding the winner of this week’s Twilio Netbook Contest category $250 of AWS credits. The category for submissions is wide open this week, our only requirement is that you build something with Twilio that uses Amazon Web Services and submit by midnight… Read More Embraces SaaS, Uses Twilio for Click-to-Call

Over at the QuickSchools blog, Fariza Amir just wrote a substantial post on how the company is embracing SaaS.  This focus on Sofware as a Service is aligned with their proud claim to be the first fully online school management system. Among the service providers they are using to achieve this goal, they list Twilio and Basecamp.  Here’s a quote from their blog, describing how they’ve… Read More

AWS Status Hotline via Twilio

I was chatting yesterday with Jeff Barr, AWS evangelist extraordinaire and all-around great guy yesterday. He had the idea of building an Amazon Web Services Status hotline, allowing AWS customers to call in and instantly get the status of S3, EC2, etc.  Cool idea!  AWS already maintains a status dashboard (with RSS feeds!) at: About 10 minutes later, we had a finished status hotline!  Try it out,… Read More