How to Send Your Users a Branded SMS using Twilio MMS and Illustrator


Have you ever had a night where you feel like everything funny you say lands on deaf ears, only to have an unplanned, half-baked comment make everyone bust up laughing? I think it was Louis CK who said “…simple truth beats out cleverness every time”. I thought of this a few weeks ago when I was showing some of my colleagues an SMS demo I had… Read More

Cloud Communications and The Future of Marketing In The Post-PC World

Note: This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. If you are a marketer who has spent the last 10 years mastering the art of capturing and converting customers on the desktop web, the rapid rise of smartphones and the iPad might make you nervous. You’ve built businesses on paid search, written essays about optimizing lead forms and studied the ever-changing subtleties of SEO. Using cookies that follow us… 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

Build a Killer Marketing Tool with Twilio & Enter to Win a Netbook

This weeks, it’s all about tools that get the word out. Developers have until midnight on Sunday, May 31st, to submit a Killer Marketing Tool built with Twilio to our contest for a chance to win a Netbook on Monday. Last weeks winner in the Improving Customer Service category was Brendan Gill with RepeaterStore. As a platform for developing voice applications, Twilio enables developers to build… Read More

RepeaterStore Wins 1st Twilio Netbook Prize for Improving Customer Service

Woo hoo! We’re beyond thrilled to announce the first Twilio Netbook contest winner is RepeaterStore, by Brendan Gill! Thank you to everyone who submitted their applications to the contest, we were blown away by the response and it was tough choosing the best application.  Overall, the judges felt the implementation of Twilio within RepeaterStore was impressive, and tackled a challenging use case at the core of… Read More

Startup PR on a Shoestring

On Monday we announced funding from Founders Fund and Mitch Kapor.  Leading up to the announcement, we decided to write our own press release and even though we have little experience, it turns out you can get some high quality coverage (although our friends certainly have helped us out), even without a PR agency.  To kick start the process, Jeff did a couple searches for startup… Read More