New Developer Contest: Twilio for Sports

With baseball season in full swing and the basketball playoffs underway, we thought there’s no better time than now for a sports themed developer contest. Rather than a hoop, base, or pylon, the goal of this week’s contest is to get the developer community thinking about how they can use Twilio to take their favorite sport to the next level. Use Twilio to make an app to… Read More

Teach Twilio [Developer Contest]

We all got our start with Twilio somewhere. For many of us, it was the API docs and the sample code, but different people learn different ways. Typically, the developer contests challenge you to write a Twilio app in a week, but this week we’d like to change the pace.  This week, we want to see how our developer community can help those that are just… Read More

Save the Planet With Twilio

Earth Day is just around the corner (April 22nd), so we couldn’t help but think how we could help. And what better way to do that than with an army of planeteers—I mean engineers? For this week’s contest, we want to see how you can use Twilio to make the Earth a better place. Use Twilio to coordinate a clean-up event or a system that helps… Read More

Getting Physical with Twilio

Let’s get physical this week. Got an Arduino? Maybe a phone-controlled front door? Mashup the Twilio API with something physical and you could win yourself $100 in Twilio credit, Twilio swag, and (since we’re getting physical) a Parrot Quadricopter AR Drone that’s fully programmable using their open API! Since this contest is a little more involved, you’ll have two weeks to get an awesome project together. Here are some… Read More

Fun and Games

I got an e-mail from some friends that showed off a phone in game they built at their company’s internal hackathon and I just knew it’s time for another playful developer contest. Use the API to make a game—a puzzle game, an old school MUD, whatever’s fun—and you could win yourself an an Amazon Kindle 3G, $100 in Twilio credit, and some sweet Twilio swag! Entries… Read More

Frank Denbow Wins Our Music Hackweek Contest with SongVoodoo

Alright, Shazaam is pretty good at what it does, but there’s been a lot of occasions where the background noise is just too much and it can’t pick up the song playing. That’s where Frank Denbow’s app really shines. Just text (917) 934-3979 with any of the lyrics to a song and it’ll respond with the name and artist. Text “#play [song]” and it’ll call you… Read More