OpenVBX Releases New Updates and Improvements

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We are very happy to share that OpenVBX 1.2 is now available for download. This release comes a bit sooner and a bit lighter than we had originally planned, but is no less packed with goodies than you deserve. OpenVBX is our open source application that allows you to easily build and skin a flexible phone system. Powered by Twilio, OpenVBX gives developers a simple drag’n’drop system… Read More

HubAustin: South Austin's First Coworking Space

“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to rebuild the professional bands which have connected them with one another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the multiplying and empowering station to which the Laws of Metcalfe and of Conway entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel… Read More

Announcing OpenVBX, a virtual phone system, now with Twilio Client

Today we are excited to share the latest version of OpenVBX, a virtual phone system that now features native VoIP integration with Twilio Client. OpenVBX users now have a sleek, intuitive interface for making and receiving calls directly in the browser to other users. Simply push a button to talk, and the dialpad slides out to enable DTMF tones, hangup, and mute. OpenVBX 1.0: A virtual phone… Read More

Chad Smith Wins our OpenVBX Contest With His Stripe Payments Plugin

Getting paid, to many it’s a forte; to others, it’s the essence of business—making things people want and then charging money for it. But as important as it is, handling payments has never been as easy as it should be. For our OpenVBX developer contest, Chad Smith (no, not the drummer), created a plugin that hopes to change that. Using the Stripe Payments API, Chad’s plugin… Read More

New Developer Contest: Plug In to OpenVBX

We built OpenVBX and released it to the community to share our idea of what’s possible with Twilio, for this contest, we’d like to see developers in the community take it to the next level. OpenVBX has a plugin system that allows you to extend its functionality in powerful ways. There are plugins that integrate into helpdesk systems, and ones that allow you to intelligently route… Read More

New Developer Contest: Plug In to OpenVBX

We built OpenVBX and released it to the community to share our idea of what’s possible with Twilio, for this contest, we’d like to see developers in the community take it to the next level. OpenVBX has a plugin system that allows you to extend its functionality in powerful ways. There are plugins that integrate into helpdesk systems, and ones that allow you to intelligently route… Read More

Dan Hawkins Wins Our Scratch Your Own Itch Developer Contest

For our last contest, we put out an interesting challenge: rather than use Twilio’s API to make something interesting, we asked developers to make something that helps make interesting applications. Tools like localtunnel and postbin are awesome, and we wanted to developers make more tools like them. We had useful entries like a code completion plug-in and a rate-center look up tool, but in the end… Read More

Introducing Andrew Watson, Our New Developer Evangelist

My name is Andrew Watson and I’m a Twilio Developer Evangelist.  I’ll be focusing on OpenVBX and the community of developers that has been writing plugins for it and building applications on top of it. I started using Twilio in February of 2009 after I saw a company called ShoutNow pitch at StartupRiot in Atlanta.  They used it to automate the old fashioned phone tree problem…. Read More

Announcing the OpenVBX iPhone App for Users on the Go

Last year, Twilio released OpenVBX to help developers build rich web-based voice communications applications. Today, we’re happy to announce an open-source iPhone app to accompany OpenVBX for mobile users on the go. Use OpenVBX for the iPhone to enjoy the same great features as the web app, on the go! Listen to voice mail across all your inboxes, assign message to your coworkers, and return calls and… Read More