Thorn Tech Drives Leads for Sprint at NASCAR Using Twilio


Giving out a NASCAR superstar’s personal phone number is simpler than it seems. Just ask Jeff Thorn (pictured right). Jeff and his team at Thorn Technologies worked with Sprint to help market an app for Sprint customers called DriveFirst. The app registers when you’re in-motion and auto-replies to any text you receive, so you stay focused on the road and not your phone. Sprint wanted to… Read More

The Future of Mobile Marketing: Creating Connected Experiences

As mobile devices drive a second Internet revolution, an increasing number of companies have started leveraging cloud APIs and location-based messaging to interact with their customers creating more compelling experiences. This has become a source of competitive advantage for companies like Walmart and Airbnb. What it you could increase your marketing campaign response rates? What if you could customize your mobile marketing engine to your fit… Read More

Engaging Users and Mobilizing Advocacy with Twilio Short Codes

It’s been a little over a year since we launched our Twilio Short Code product, and in that time we’ve seen amazing applications built on top of the short code platform. Now with hundreds of registered short codes in our inventory, we’re armed to enable the developers building next generation communications. Developers are building messaging and notifications products in a way they’ve never done it before…. Read More

Marketing Innovator Finds Calls Are Worth As Much As 10x More Than Clicks

Datalot pioneers the real-time auction and distribution of phone leads using the Twilio API A veteran of Internet advertising, Josh Reznick became intimately familiar with all manner of digital measurement when he founded his first online marketing company a decade ago. After selling that company, Reznick realized that in spite of all the innovation that had occurred with search and display advertising, there was still an… Read More

Belly Increases Mobile App download Rate 200% With Twilio SMS API

How a successful startup satisfied its hunger for more mobile app installs Belly, a Chicago-based startup that offers a unique customer-loyalty program, was doing well. In just eight months, it had signed up more than 200,000 users and expanded coast to coast, thanks to a quirky set of rewards and an engaging mobile app. The company had also attracted more than $12 million in venture backing… Read More

Build Twilio-powered call tracking the seOverflow way

Mike Belasco, a Twilio customer and President of Denver SEO company of seOverflow, made an excellent post a few weeks back explaining how to set up call tracking for your business from beginning to end using Twilio. It is a detailed post, so if you’re interested we suggest you check out the original post on the seOverflow blog, but here is what it covers: Register for… Read More

Real Estate Lead Generation with Digital Home Info – Developer Contest Winner!

 Congratulations to Adam Small, winner of the Twilio developer contest this week in the category of lead generation, with Digital Home Info. Digital Home Information is a comprehensive lead generation and listing marketing system designed to help Realtors reach more buyers and attract sellers. The web interface allows listings agents to set up each of their properties so that information can be retrieved by phone, text,… Read More

New Twilio Developer Challenge – Weeks #9 AND #10

Sorry everyone, I know I took my sweet time posting about this week’s contest category for the Twilio Netbook Mondays contest.  Netbook Mondays you say, not Thursdays, and I hear you! To make up for it, and make sure you have enough time to create your submission, we’re extending this category deadline to the end of NEXT week.  Submissions will be due on Sunday, July 26th…. Read More

Michael Ansel Wins the Twilio + Heroku Challenge

Congratulation to Michael Ansel, the winner of this week’s Twilio + Heroku Developer Challenge. Michael created not one but TWO submissions for this week’s competition, which required developers to build a Twilio application using Ruby and deploy to Heroku’s instant Ruby platform. Submission #1: DukeNow – What’s Open Now? The first is an application called DukeNow which allows students, employees, and visitors to the Duke University… Read More