Making Phone Calls Within Slack Using IBM’s Watson Twilio: Phonebot Is Born


Slack’s pitch is pretty simple: It’s the one stop shop for your team’s communication needs. It integrates with everything project management app so it can be come the project management app for your project management apps. I’ll save you the “Yo dawg, I heard you like embedding apps in apps” bit and get down to it: James Thomas just built out Phonebot, a Slackbot you can… Read More

The Pronunciation Challenge


Text to Speech is hard. When TTS works well and pronounces everything correctly, no one cares. When you mispronounce common words – or worse names – you can annoy or even offend your customers. As humans, we have it quite a bit easier. We can understand the context and know when to break the normal pronunciation rules. While our man/woman voice is good the vast majority… Read More

A Twilio-Powered Solution for Libraries: Central Library Consortium's Voice Broadcasting App

Learning, exploring, questioning and doing are all big parts of our culture at Twilio, and there are few places that promote this approach to life as much as our local libraries. Libraries bring people and ideas together, and make knowledge accessible to everyone. Nearly three-quarters of all U.S. libraries provide the only source of free access to computers and the Internet in their communities. So we… Read More

Testing Twilio's Text-to-Speech Engine Using Twilio Client

Twilio Client is more than just a phone in your browser, it’s an audio pipe into Twilio. So in addition to being able to create a “soft phone”, you can make all kinds of other interesting applications. In this tutorial we’ll make a simple text-to-speech (TTS) tester. Every now and then, I see a post in the forum or an e-mail to asking how to… Read More