Get Out and Vote: Apps Helping You Get to the Polls

Tomorrow is our election day, time to get out and vote! SMS, Voice and new avenues of communication are changing the way we share information and mobilizing people to partake in one of our greatest rights in the US. Here are some Twilio-powered apps that are doing just that – have you built an app for the election? What other apps are you using around this year’s… Read More

Apply to join the DOer Express to the International Startup Festival in Montreal

Polish your pitch, print some business cards, and pack your bags because SendGrid and Twilio are partnering with Windows Azure to send you and your startup on the DOer Express to Montreal for the International Startup Festival. Submit your startup for a free ride on our bus to the festival. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to practice your pitch and get advice directly from… Read More

DOers in Action: Elizabeth Naramore Talks Life at Engine Yard and the PHP Community

If you’re active in the PHP community you know the name Elizabeth Naramore – and if you aren’t you probably still know of Elizabeth. By day she is the Community Manager at Engine Yard, focused on the Orchestra PHP platform. By evening she is a code ninja, mother, and impressive member of the developer community. Elizabeth built these two Twilio apps in her spare time and wrote… Read More

WolfraSMS, the Power of Search via SMS and WolframAlpha

Martin Pannier was looking for a way to bring the power of search similar to Siri to a wider audience, why should iPhone 4s owners have all the fun? What he built is WolfraSMS: a simple SMS app that harnesses the search capabilities of Wolfram|Alpha, powered by Twilio. Martin is the co-founder and COO of SocialFolders, a service to organize your social content in the cloud…. Read More

Deaftel Makes Phone Conversations a Reality for the Deaf

The simple task of talking on your phone is not something we think of as challenging, but for the deaf it’s something they struggle with every day. Traditionally, for the deaf and hard of hearing, a relay operator paired with hardware is the only option to translate speech-to-text on phone conversations. Developer Kunal Batra could not find any mobile solution for this problem so in true DOer fashion,… Read More

SkaFlash Connects Fans with Bands Through Twilio SMS #twiliosxsw #sxsw

Freshly launched at SXSW, SkaFlash is changing the way bands connect with their fans on the fly with Twilio SMS. Created and coded by Geoffrey Simpson and the frontman for Austin rockers Alpha Rev Casey McPherson, the band management app is gearing up to take SXSW Music by storm. This team is fresh off a victory from our SXSW DOer developer contest and jumping in to hustle for SkaFlash… Read More

Webhook Notification App Lerner Takes Top Twilio Prize at DevFest 2012

Last month, Columbia University students embarked on a week of development-focused events around building apps with real-life potential during DevFest 2012. We saw a ton of awesome hacks from the week but one twilio-powered developer, Zhehao Mao, took home the award for “Best Use of Twilio API” with his webhook notification app Lerner. Read more about the top apps developed from the week in this article by… Read More