How To: Port Your Landline to Twilio, Forward to Your Mobile Phone

I read a post today in the Wall Street Journal about how early adopters want to get 212 numbers, one of the earliest area codes in New York City, for their cell phones.  Across the United States there are regions where literally all numbers in an area code have been allocated.  As the logic goes, there is a vanity element to having an older number —… Read More

Twilio Contest Winner PagerDuty Receives Funding from Y Combinator

Congratulations to the PagerDuty! The company, which launched a year ago, was featured on TechCrunch this afternoon as they announced they’ve raised funding from popular angel startup incubator Y Combinator. Additionally, they’ve partnered with Cloudkick, are launching their API, and are officially out of beta.  Wow – that’s a beefy announcement, congratulations guys! If you’ve been following Twilio customers for awhile, you might remember they won… Read More

DropConf Offers On Demand Conference Calling with Twilio

When we heard that David Berube had launched DropConf last month, we dropped him a note to see if we could learn more about how the service came to be an what his plans are for the future. What is DropConf? DropConf is an on-demand conference calling application — you pay per conference call. The idea is that small business or freelancers for example might only need… Read More

Twilio SMS Heroes: Jeff Lindsay Builds TextAuth in 9 Hours

We saw a tweet from Jeff Lindsay, aka @progrium, mentioning a Twilio SMS app he whipped up in 9 hours called TextAuth. Helping Developers Monetize SMS Apps TextAuth offers a simple API where developers can send users to sign up to pay for SMS messages by creating access tokens. For just $5/month, users can purchase 160 SMS messages. The tokens can be used to send text… Read More

Getting Started with Twilio SMS – Ideas, Resources, and Motivation

On Tuesday, we announced our newest product, the Twilio SMS for programatically sending and receiving text messages with your Twilio phone numbers.  We’ve also got a developer contest running this week that we’d love to see you get involved with.  For almost a year, we’ve been giving away a Netbook each week (and sometimes even more than one!) to the best app developed in different categories. … Read More

Introducing Our Ridiculously Simple Twilio SMS API

Update: This week’s developer contest category is SMS.  Build a Twilio app using SMS and submit by midnight on Sunday, Feb 14th for your chance to win a Netbook. More details on the contest page…  Today we’re excited to announce the launch of our newest product: Twilio SMS. Existing customers already know you can use Twilio to make and receive phone calls, and now you can… Read More

Startup Weekend Contest Winner: InstantLoop

Through November and December of 2009, we challenged developers in 10 cities worldwide to include Twilio’s API in their projects for the chance to win Netbooks for their entire team.  We’re excited to announce Voicify, which was recently rebranded as Instant Loop for their beta launch this week, as the winner of our the Twilio Startup Weekend Challenge. Congratulations to the Instant Loop team members: Michael… Read More

Precision Polling – A Business Built on Twilio

This is a guest post is written by Gaurav Oberoi, CEO of Precision Polling.  PrecisionPolling provides a self-service tool for creating telephone surveys in minutes.  They use Twilio to power the cloud communications for their product, and this is their story. Twilio is great. You already knew that; it’s got easy-to-use building blocks; it scales; and it’s reliable. But we took our love of Twilio to… Read More