Build Interactive Voicemail for Sports Fans with Twilio, MongoDB, Angular, and node.js (Part One)

Target Field: Home of Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins

In the summer of last year, we noticed a really cool, telephone-powered, interactive advertising experience created for Nike and basketball star LeBron James. In the short commercial spot, notable people like Spike Lee, Warren Buffet, and Dr. Dre are heard leaving voicemail messages for the NBA finals MVP, congratulating him on the championship. If you haven’t already, you can check out the video below, and a… Read More

Introducing Status Callback for Caller ID Verification Calls

Today we’re happy to announce the release of a small and useful feature: status callbacks for caller ID verification calls. This allows your application be notified when a verification call succeeds or fails so you can notify your users without having to poll the REST API. To use this new feature, make a POST request to the OutgoingCallerIds list resource and optionally include a  StatusCallback parameter to indicate… Read More

How to Build Phone-based Two-Factor Authentication With Twilio

 Security is one of the most frustratingly vital and complex things we have to deal with in application development. On one side, we have make sure our information is protected against corruption and unauthorized access while at the same time, we need to make sure the right people have access to the right data at the right time. Failure in either direction will cause annoyance and… Read More

Add Twilio SMS Messaging to your Rails App

Check out Carter Rabasa’s updated post “Integrating Twilio With Your Rails 4 App” on our blog here. Please note Twilio’s Sandbox feature has changed. Read up on it here. Below is a detailed walk through of adding SMS messaging to your Rails app written by Chris Rittersdorf of Mutally Human. Chris is an experienced developer who enjoysbuilding excellent web applications and in his spare time maintains… Read More

Easy Conference Calling with Twilio

We’re running a developer contest this week centered around Twilio’s conference calling features, so I thought it would be helpful if I did a quick run through of the <Conference> verb. Have Your People Call My People The most straight-forward way of setting up conference calling is to drop all incoming calls into a conference using the <Conference> verb:

The name of the conference is… Read More

How To Create SMS Payment Notifications for FreshBooks Using Twilio

Ah, there’s nothing like the feeling of getting paid. Using the Twilio SMS API and the FreshBooks API, we can easily create a web app that let’s you experience that feeling no matter where you are. In this tutorial, we’re going to create a web app that sends you a text message everytime a payment is posted to one of your FreshBooks invoices. To get started,… 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-time Ann Arbor Parking Availability By Phone

Patrick and Fred in Ann Arbor Michigan came up with a neat little voice application for checking parking space availability by phone. “The parking garages in Ann Arbor provide nice signs in front displaying in brightly lit numbers, the amount of available spaces remaining. Ann Arbor also posts this information on the web at the A2DDA website. An idea came to mind that basically, you can… Read More