Use AppHarbor to Power Your Twilio App and You Could Win a Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7

git push appharbor master. That’s how easy it is to deploy your apps to AppHarbor, a new company that’s revolutionizing how easy it is to deploy and host your .NET apps in the cloud. After you’ve pushed your changes, AppHarbor will build your project, run any unit tests present and publish the site when everything checks out. Not only is it the fastest way to get… Read More

Roger Pincombe Combines Twilio SMS with DailyBurn to Win Trip To Boston!

Sometimes the most powerful ideas are also the simplest. Roger Pincombe had such an idea. Using DailyBurn‘s database of nutrition facts for over 475,000 food items, Roger built a simple SMS interface that allows you to check just how bad that burger is for you while you’re standing in line at the fast food joint. To use the app, send a text message to 415-729-3599, and… Read More

Billy Chasen Wins Anything Goes Contest with SMS-controlled Door Lock!

We’ve seen people use Twilio to build SMS applications that integrate with door buzzer systems to send the right touchtones to let people through locked doors. Billy Chasen took that concept to another level. He built a system that uses SMS to control a physical door lock via an embedded web server connected to a servo motor connected to the lock. Billy wrote a blog post talking… Read More

Use Twilio to Coordinate People for a Chance to Win a Kindle

UPDATE: We heard from many of you that the late start to this contest didn’t give you enough time to create an entry. We’ve decided to push the entry deadline back to this Sunday, January 30th at 11:59pm PT. The category for this week’s Twilio Developer Contest is Coordinating People. This category is near and dear to me personally as it was the contest category that… Read More

TechStars + Twilio Rolls On, A Couple Ideas To Get You Started

Our TechStars + Twilio “Two for One” contest enters its second week and we’ve already started to see some great integrations being built. Here are a couple examples of the APIs a few TechStars companies offer that you could integrate with Twilio for your entry. StatsMix StatsMix is a powerful platform that allows people to aggregate metrics across services into dashboards. They recently blogged some ideas… Read More

Anything Goes for the Last Twilio Developer Contest of 2010

We’ve had so many great contest entries this year, we wanted to open things up and finish the year right. For this developer contest, the category is “Anything Goes!” We’ve also lined up an extra special prize for you. Is there a Twilio-powered app you’ve wanted to build all year but didn’t get a chance to? Are you looking for a chance to get a head… Read More

Jonathan Gottfried and Adam Purkiss Are The Latest Twilio Developer Contest Winners

Here are the winners for our recently-completed holiday and Salesforce developer contests. Congratulations to both Jonathan Gottfried and Adam Purkiss for their great entries! Holiday Contest Winner: The Snowman of Babel by Jonathan Gottfried The Snowman of Babel melts away language barriers in the happy-go-lucky holiday season and informs people about holidays they may know nothing about. To use the app, call (845) 367-9979 and enter… Read More

'Tis the Season for Twilio Apps With This Week's Developer Contest

Now that the holiday season has kicked off we want to see your best holiday-inspired Twilio apps. How could you use voice or SMS to coordinate gatherings? How about collecting wish lists via SMS? Or maybe there’s a creative new way to organize a gift exchange. Let your imagination run wild. If your app is related to the holidays in any way and uses Twilio voice… Read More