Eventr Captures Twilio Prize at Angel Hack SF

On March 3rd the startup communities in Boston and San Francisco converged on Angel Hack, a bi-coastal hackathon that attracted hundreds of developers who had 30 hours to build an app from scratch and pitch it to a panel of angel investors.  I attended the San Francisco event which was held at Adobe’s offices on Townsend St.  I had a font-row seat to a whirlwind of… Read More

API Mashup Developer Contest: A Rube Goldberg Holiday

The holidays are upon us! This means lots of napping, big meals, more napping, and too much time with family. The best part? Extra time for hacking. So we thought an extra special API mashup developer challenge would be perfect over the extended holidays, with just a smidge of holiday cheer. The Challenge: Build a Digital Rube Goldberg machine This would be an hyper-engineered machine that… Read More

Wave Accounting Wins Developer Contest With Slick Presence Add-on

Two weeks ago we welcomed the Twilio developer community to compete in a free-form contest using Twilio Presence, and you responded with typical alacrity.  Presence helps your Twilio Client by giving you an easy JavaScript hook that notifies your webapp when your users become available.  Sean Walberg from Wave Accounting used this feature in a novel integration to their accounting platform for small-to-medium sized businesses, winning… Read More

New Developer Contest: Free Your App With The Twilio Connect Free-For-All

Two weeks ago all of us at Twilio HQ were very excited to unveil Twilio Connect, the hotly anticipated, oft-requested ability to let your users run your Twilio app with their own Twilio credits.  In its short life so far, it is already proving to be a huge boon to developers participating in competitions, allowing you to write your app without worrying about draining your account… Read More

Announcing the Winners of the Twilio and Box Developer Contest

A couple weeks ago we partnered with our friends at cloud sharing service Box for a mashup developer contest, and we were yet again stunned by the creativity of our developer community.  Even before our announcement, some of the participants have launched and received press, making for one fiercely competitive field of contestants. The communities of both Twilio and Box rose to the occasion with vigor, showing the… Read More

A Picture Perfect Photo Hack Day For Twilio

The first ever Photo Hack Day was held in New York City this past weekend and the event made a splash in the city with a killer cast of sponsors, snacks a plenty and nearly 150 hackers in attendance. Held at General Assembly, the 24 hour hackathon focused on photos encouraging developers to mash APIs from Aviary, Instagram, Flickr, 500px, Face.com and other image-centric services into… Read More

Stay Connected at Lollapalooza This Year With Bandcast

This post features Elenor Collings of Bandcast, and is part of our Twilio Customer Highlights series.  Have you built an application using Twilio that you’d like to see featured on our blog?  Drop a note to help@twilio.com, we’d love to hear from you. Bandcast is a mobile web application that uses Twilio to help you organize and connect with your friends at the iconic music festival Lollapalooza,… Read More

Congratulations to the Winners of "Twilio SMS for Force.com" On Cloudspokes

Cloudspokes, a cloud platform community, recently held a Twilio contest for their members. They were asked to create Twilio SMS applications for Force.com, with the winner receiving $1,500 and $500 to two second place finishers. The contest had 13 registrants with 5 wining code submissions. Congratulations to all who entered and to the contest winners: Fourth place: Techtrekker Third place: Kenji776 Second place: chriswoolcott and clintslee First place:… Read More