Developers Spring to Action with #Sandy Relief: Apps and Resources

The outpouring of support around Hurricane Sandy is incredible and humbling as people step up to donate, volunteer time and provide whatever help they can. We’ve been watching the developer community jump to action, building apps and tools for everything from local transit updates to hotlines for technical support. New York, New Jersey and other areas in the North East are still very much in need,… Read More

Learn Soft Skills at Day Camp 4 Developers

Whether it’s an API Hackday, any Startup Weekend worldwide, the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, or our own recent TwilioCon Hackathon, there are some common threads: Before a single line of code is written, individuals need to negotiate a goal. Once there’s a goal, the team creates a plan and divides the work. Throughout the project, you have to manage scope against a fixed deadline with team members… Read More

Announcing the Winners of the First Five Live Contest

A few weeks ago, we launched Twilio Client and a massive contest around it. We wanted to see what interesting Client applications our developer community could create in just two weeks. We were amazed with the results! We saw everything from add-ons that let you dial phone numbers straight from your browser to a 3D game with Twilio Client used for in-game chat. With so many… Read More

New Developer Contest: Twilio & Box

Last week, we kicked off the release of Twilio Client with a bang. We wanted to keep the fireworks going, so today we’re announcing a huge partner contest with our friends at Box. Box’s platform allows businesses to securely store, manage, and share content. For this contest, you’ll have two weeks to create an interesting application that combines Twilio’s API (bonus points for using Twilio Client)… Read More

New Developer Contest: Twilio & Box

Last week, we kicked off the release of Twilio Client with a bang. We wanted to keep the fireworks going, so today we’re announcing a huge partner contest with our friends at Box. Box’s platform allows businesses to securely store, manage, and share content. For this contest, you’ll have two weeks to create an interesting application that combines Twilio’s API (bonus points for using Twilio Client)… Read More

Caley Woods Wins Our Twilio/DotCloud Contest With SOSMS

Last week, we held a developer contest with our friends at DotCloud. The requirements were simple: build something interesting using Twilio and deploy it on DotCloud. We had some great entries, but in the end both companies felt that Caley Woods’ SOSMS was the winner. Here’s what Caley had to say about his entry: SOSMS was born after the May 22nd, 2011 EF5 tornado that tore… Read More

Sean Saulsbury Wins Our Power Up Conferencing Developer Contest With Call In Studio

Last week, we challenged developers to take Twilio’s conferencing features and apply them in new and interesting ways. We had some great entries, but in the end, we decided Sean Saulsbury’s Call In Studio was the most interesting application of conferencing. Call In Studio allows Internet and radio show producers to easily screen and manage calls for their shows. Since radio stations no longer need to… Read More

New Developer Contest: Twilio + DotCloud

For this week’s developer contest, we’ve partnered with our friends at DotCloud. Unlike most PaaS providers that are centered around a single language (Orchestra for PHP, AppHarbor for .NET, and so on), DotCloud, let’s you easily build your own, custom stack. For example, you could be running a classic PHP/MySQL setup and with just a few edits of a config file, swap out MySQL for MongoDB…. Read More