What’s In The Box!? Tracking What’s In Your Moving Boxes with Twilio SMS and Clarify.io


Nothing fragments your focus like moving. Even a simple task like boxing up picture frames can induce a nightmarish sense of dread. Once you finishing packing the picture frame box you’ll put it down atop the sea of other indistinguishable brown boxes, and realize you have absolutely no idea which box the frames are in. You have no idea which box anything is in. The anxiety… Read More

Introducing Call Progress Events – Flexibly Track and Control your Outbound Calls

Today we’re excited to announce Call Progress Events, a new feature that enables you to build advanced outbound dialing applications and gives you the ability to have granular call control. You no longer need to maintain complex application state because Call Progress Events uses webhooks to instantly notify you of what’s happening during an outbound call and alert you when it progresses through key events, such… Read More

Sonar Adds To Its Customer Communication Toolbelt With Twilio SMS


Mayvenn’s first attempt at a customer communication platform wasn’t, shall we say, sophisticated. But, it was necessary. Mayvenn helps salons and stylists sell hair products to their customers with a suite of communication tools. Mayvenn knew a majority of stylists and their customer base didn’t use email; they preferred text. Mayvenn gave their team a bunch of Sprint phones and assigned them customers to contact with… 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

Twilio for KDDI Web Communications Now Live, Serving the Japan Market

In October we first shared the news of our partnership with KDDI Web Communications to bring the Twilio API to the Japanese developer community. Today we’re ecstatic to announce Twilio is now fully enabled for the Japanese market through Twilio for KDDI Web Communications. Japanese developers and businesses can utilize Twilio cloud communications products to build powerful communications-based solutions from call conferencing to cloud-based call centers…. Read More

Music Hack Day Recap: Bonhamize It, Saxophones As Keyboard Controls, Laptop Orchestras

You give developers 24 hours to hack at Music Hack Day and the next thing you know they’re controlling your computer’s keyboard by playing saxophone. Seriously, that happened. Music Hack Day challenged developers to build apps at the intersection of music and tech, but more specifically at TokBox HQ. There were tons of great apps ranging from online karaoke to an app that logs the mood… Read More

Michael Wawra: What Building Toasters Can Tell You About Twilio

Thomas Thwaites is a designer with an interest in science and technology. He was a student at the Royal Academy of Arts in London when he decided to build his own toaster. He bought a mass produced one for £3.94 and started by reverse-engineering it. To his dismay, Thomas discovered his toaster consisted of about 400 components made of over 100 different materials. Thomas’s TED Talk… Read More

Lyft Delivers Safe Rides and Easy Communication with Twilio API

Creating Lyft was a natural evolution for Zimride, a ride-sharing company that uses social networking to connect passengers with like-minded drivers for road trips. Lyft, currently available in San Francisco, operates by the motto “your friend with a car” and offers a community alternative to urban transportation. Safety is a top priority for Lyft, and all community drivers must pass DMV and criminal background checks, as… Read More