Twilio Open Source Rapid Response Kit Adds Heroku Button and New Volunteer Tool logo

Earlier this year, we released the Rapid Response Kit (RRK), a set of open source tools built for disaster relief efforts. The RRK lets first responders deploy much needed communication apps in minutes. The community response was incredible with developers offering their contributions to the project. Most recently the RRK was deployed by the Rhode Island Code for America fellows for the Providence Student Union to… Read More

Build Interactive Voicemail for Sports Fans with Twilio, MongoDB, Angular, and node.js (Part One)

Target Field: Home of Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins

In the summer of last year, we noticed a really cool, telephone-powered, interactive advertising experience created for Nike and basketball star LeBron James. In the short commercial spot, notable people like Spike Lee, Warren Buffet, and Dr. Dre are heard leaving voicemail messages for the NBA finals MVP, congratulating him on the championship. If you haven’t already, you can check out the video below, and a… Read More

To Save The Poet of El Barrio, mGive Twilio and Heroku Join Forces to Launch Hotline

Dial (630) 4-A-Rhyme or (630) 427-4963  to listen to some poems. Text “poetry” to 80077 to make a $5 donation to support public poetry On Friday, February 8, I read a heart-breaking story in the New York Times. Jesus “Papoleto” Melendez (pictured right), the poet and prophet of El Barrio, was about to be evicted. In some ways, the misfortune that befell the bard of Spanish… Read More

Twilio HackPack for Sinatra and Heroku

If you’re interested in using Twilio with your Ruby apps but are not very familiar with creating and deploying web apps in Sinatra or Heroku,  the Twilio Hackpack for Heroku and Sinatra is now available. Fork it now. This hackpack gives developers a simple way to build a full-fledged Sinatra app with Twilio integration. No need to worry about setting up a phone number, your application… Read More

A Week of Familiar Faces and New Friends at #twilioSXSW 2012

What a week! It was incredible hanging out with many great friends in Austin and meeting a ton of new ones. From developers building apps in just a matter of days to customers changing entire industries, it was an inspiring trip. Find all the photos from the SXSW adventures on the Twilio Facebook page. Below are highlights of the awesome Twilio-powered companies who made a splash at… Read More

Making an SMS Birthday Card with Python and Flask

My friend Sonya turned 30 this past weekend and I wanted to whip up something heartfelt and crafty to herald the glorious conclusion of her twenties.  Given that my competency with glue guns and popsicle sticks is lower than Lee Evans’ current self-esteem, I was left with two options: Buy something on Etsy and pass it off as my own. Cut some code. Since Sonya possesses one… Read More

Thanks To Our Twilio Conference Sponsors

All of us here at Twilio would just like to extend out thanks to our several lovely TwilioCon sponsors, without whom we might never have been able to put together such an awesome event: “Pubnub is a new kind of Web Data Push Cloud-Hosted Broadcasting Service for Real-time Mass Communication [Mobile Phones, Tablets, TVs, HTML5 Web Browsers and Game Consoles].” Yes, we realize that’s quite a… Read More

Join Us for the Social Apps Workshop on Saturday, July 24th

Are you interested in building social apps using Twitter and Facebook?  If so, then the Social App Workshop is the event for you.  Come learn from experts, hack with other developers, and build your next app.  You’ll have the chance to show off what you’ve created and give and receive feedback. Speakers: Matt Harris, Twitter Matt Kelley, Facebook Jeff Lawson, Twilio Oren Teich, Heroku Sam Ramji,… Read More