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

Derrek Wayne Wins Our Valentine's Themed Developer Contest With Customer Song Sender

Nothing says “I love you” like singing kittens, especially when the high-pitched voices of said kittens are recorded by muscian/coder Derrek Wayne. For this contest, Derrek not only coded Custom Song Sender, but also wrote and recorded his own Valentine’s Day music. For winning the Valentine’s Day contest, Derrek will get an Amazon Kindle 3G and $100 in Twilio credit to keep the kitty tunes going…. Read More

New Developer Contest: The Sweet Sound of APIs

Music Hackday may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep the party going all week. If you couldn’t make it out to New York this past weekend to join John Britton in the music madness, don’t fret because this week’s Twilio contest is all about recreating the music hackday experience sans the pizza, beer, and hacker company. Use Twilio and your favorite music API… Read More

Teeboxer Wins Our "Coordinating People" Contest

There were a lot of good entries submitted for last week’s contest, but Teeboxer was our favorite because of its focused approach at solving a unique problem: coordinating golf times amongst busy professionals. Yuri Gadow was tired of battling with schedules, weather, and tee times, so he put Twilio and 19 other APIs to work to make things better. Once registered, users can schedule a tee… Read More

New Developer Contest: Love is in the Cloud

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not give your better half the gift of a Twilio app? It’s cheaper than a box of chocolates and lasts longer than flowers. Spice things up with a sultry SMS sender, or let someone down gently with an automated “let’s bee friends” phone call. Bonus points for putting together helpful materials (screencasts, blog posts, etc.) that demonstrate… Read More