Save the Planet With Twilio

Earth Day is just around the corner (April 22nd), so we couldn’t help but think how we could help. And what better way to do that than with an army of planeteers—I mean engineers? For this week’s contest, we want to see how you can use Twilio to make the Earth a better place. Use Twilio to coordinate a clean-up event or a system that helps… 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

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

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

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

Meet a VC: Win a Trip to Boston to Meet with TechStars Mentors

With the new year upon us, many developers are undertaking new startup projects. It’s at this critical early stage in development where the right guidance can make a big difference in the direction your newfound company takes. David Cohen, Co-founder and CEO of TechStars, is no stranger to helping companies get launched. Through TechStars, David, the rest of the TechStars team and a plethora of mentors… Read More

Get Pushy with Twilio to Win This Week's Developer Contest

There’s been a lot of momentum lately around so-called “push” technologies. HTML5 and WebSockets are starting to gain steam. Modern mobile operating systems have powerful push notification APIs. Server-side technologies like node.js are also hitting their stride with mainstream developers. For this week’s Twilio developer contest we want to see the best application that uses both Twilio and some form of push technology. Where do I… Read More