Order Mapper wins Twilio + PayPalX Developer Contest
Congratulations to Jim Bricker and the team at Order Mapper for being selected as the winner of the Twilio and PayPalX developer contest! We asked Jim to tell us his story and he did such a good job, I’m going to leave the rest of the post to him…
What’s the story behind Order Mapper?
Order Mapper was born on the golf course. My uncle and I were looking for the drink lady and thought how cool it would be to be able to order from your iPhone. We wanted to allow people to order from casino pools, sporting events, and the golf course. Investors we talked to didn’t think it was big enough. So I decided to focus on pizza because it is the most likely item people will purchase on a mobile device.
I formed Order Mapper Inc. To start, I ...
New Developer Contest: Twilio + PayPalX (Ends October 31)
For this week’s contest we’re partnering with PayPalX to find the best application that combines PayPal’s powerful payments platform with Twilio’s Voice and SMS APIs. More specifically, entries in this contest must use Twilio with PayPal’s Adapative Payment API.
PayPal Adaptive Payments is a flexible API that allows you to build a payment system that works across multiple platforms like web, desktop and mobile. Using this API you can establish payment relationships with your customers that work on an ongoing basis, removing the need to require permission for every transaction. This type of relationship works especially well for voice and SMS-based apps, so we’re excited to see the great applications you come up with. If you’re looking for inspiration for what to build, check out the PayPalX App Showcase.
The winner of this week’s contest will win $100 in Twilio credit and ...