Making Your Inbox Intelligent with Context.IO and Twilio

keith-casey-lo-res

Email is broken. We get too much of it. We get irrelevant stuff. Reply-all is the default and CC is the norm. Even worse, smart phones constantly interrupt our day with every single message with almost no intelligence involved. How do we sort through the email and make sure we get the important information in a timely manner in a way we can use? Recently I… Read More

Getting Started with Twilio and Google App Engine for PHP

Keith Casey PHP

This is a syndicated blog post by Twilio Developer Evangelist, Keith Casey, originally published on Google App Engine’s blog.  Keith shows you how to use Twilio with Google App Engine on the PHP runtime. I’ve wanted to explore Google App Engine for years. Between its SLA, automatic scaling, and queuing system, it has always been compelling. Unfortunately, since my Python skills are somewhere between “Hello World” and… Read More

Building Beyond Google Voice With Twilio: Working Hours, Whitelists and Blacklists

dkc

You can download this entire application from Github. I have a confession.The number on my business cards is not a Twilio number–it’s for Google voice. I’ve used Google Voice for forwarding and voicemail and it’s served me well but I wanted to add more awesome features like whitelisting, black listing, transcribing voice mail, and managing lists via SMS. That’s when Twilio fit into the picture. I’ll… Read More

Get Started with Twilio Voice: Say a Message & Greet Caller By Name Quickstart Screencasts

We recently published the final two PHP SMS Quickstart Screencasts in our Twilio SMS Quickstart series, and now it’s time to get started with Twilio Voice. These two new screencasts kick off our Voice Quickstart series, providing an easy, visual way to build Voice applications using Twilio. In this first Voice Quickstart Screencast, you will learn how to <Say> a message, which gives you access to a… Read More

Twilio SMS Quickstart Screencasts: SMS Conversations and Messages within a Call

Today we are releasing the final two screencasts in the SMS Quickstart Tutorials. These series provide an easy, visual way to get started with Twilio. In the first screencast below you will learn how to track an SMS conversation, allowing you to build some amazing interactive applications. The second screencast below walks you through building a voice application that can send an SMS message from within… Read More

Get Started With Twilio SMS: Sending SMS Messages Screencast

In a series of screencasts beginning with the first and second Twilio Quickstart Tutorials, we want to continue giving new developers an accessible way to build with Twilio. Today you can walk through the first REST API Quickstart, where you will learn how to make a REST request to Twilio’s API in order to send an outgoing SMS. This is a great way for your application to easily… Read More

DOers in Action: Elizabeth Naramore Talks Life at Engine Yard and the PHP Community

If you’re active in the PHP community you know the name Elizabeth Naramore – and if you aren’t you probably still know of Elizabeth. By day she is the Community Manager at Engine Yard, focused on the Orchestra PHP platform. By evening she is a code ninja, mother, and impressive member of the developer community. Elizabeth built these two Twilio apps in her spare time and wrote… Read More

Get Started With Twilio SMS: Replying to Incoming Messages Screencast

The Twilio Quickstart Tutorials are a great place to get started and learn the basics of our cloud communication platform, but I have always found it helpful to not only be able to read about the tools I’m using but also see them in use. This screencast is the second part in our continuing series of Quickstart Screencasts to show you how to get up and… Read More