How to Protect Your Android Phone From the Stagefright Bug


Earlier this morning, a vulnerability was disclosed for Android phones performing a remote code execution over MMS. Dubbed “Stagefright“, the vulnerability exploits SMS/MMS clients by sending a malformed media file to the user which is automatically downloaded by the default client. If you’re using Google Hangouts as your default SMS client, here’s how to protect your device from Stagefright by disabling automatic downloading of media files sent… Read More

Passwordless SMS Authentication Using Xamarin


Let’s face it: passwords are a liability. If a password is easy enough to remember it’s probably not secure. This leads to using applications such as 1Password to manage very secure passwords for us. It’s not an ideal situation but it works. It works right up until major websites get their databases hacked. Chances are someone has seen one of your beloved passwords before. Take a… Read More

Twilio Client for Xamarin – Part 3: Android


In Part Two of this series we showed how it was possible to create a gigantic phone out of an iPad using Xamarin.iOS and Twilio Client. Almost immediately we got a lot of ‘we were here first’ complaints from Android developers. Can’t we all just get along? Since we don’t play favorites around here, this post will show you how to turn an Android tablet into… Read More

Our Mobile SDKs Just Got Better: Twilio Client iOS and Android updates

Today, we’re updating our iOS and Android Twilio Client SDKs. In addition to performance improvements, this release adds support for ARMv7s on iOS and x86 support for Android. To upgrade, just download our most recent version of the SDK and integrate it into your app. There have been no changes to the API, so you won’t have to make changes to your app. You can download… Read More

Twilio Client Expands to Android to Enable Cross-Platform VoIP Calls

Following the February launch of Twilio Client for iOS, we are very excited to expand our mobile tools with the launch Twilio Client for Android. This makes it possible for any Android application to make and receive voice calls over a cellular data or WiFi connection without ever using standard cell phone minutes. With this launch, Twilio Client is now available for Android, iOS and web… Read More