20,000 Text Messages Under the Sea with OpenROV, Node.js and Twilio

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Meet Rovie. Rovie is our underwater robotic friend here at Twilio: Rovie and Brent. Rovie is the one on the left. Over the past couple months myself and fellow Developer Evangelist Brent Schooley have been teaching Rovie to swim and send underwater pictures whenever she gets a text message.  Last week at That Conference we took Rovie to her first party and he enjoyed swimming in the beautiful pool at… Read More

Kit Lets Your Control Your CRM Via Text With Twilio

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Michael Perry built his business from a simple audience targeting app, to a full fledged CRM you can control with a text. The whole development process only took around 18 months. Kit CRM is moving fast. But things could always go faster for Perry. In his closing words in our email interview he joked that “San Francisco wasn’t built in a day.” Indeed it wasn’t. But,… Read More

Development In Developing Countries: Trek Medics Builds Avenues For Health Care with Twilio

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What if 911 wasn’t an option for you? It’s a terrifying thought knowing that in a moment of need, there would be no ambulances blaring, no EMTs piling into trucks, and no emergency helicopter coming. That’s a reality for people in developing countries. It’s a reality that the folks at Trek Medics are working to change. But changing that requires confronting a few unfortunate truths. Here… Read More

Here’s What An Arduino and Twilio Powered Telegraph Looks Like

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I hate voicemail. That’s why I text my friends. Sorry, I should elaborate. I mean I text a Twilio number that interfaces with Arduino to translate my text message into morse code which is then tapped out by an old telegraph. Is my means of communication uncommon? Yes. Is it pretty rad? Yes. Am I abusing sarcastic rhetorical questions? Most definitely. Noam Zomerfeld, a design student… Read More

Keep ‘Em Separated: Shuffle Keeps Your Phone Number Safe and Online Profiles Intact

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I troll Craigslist all the time. I search for good deals on vintage drums. I search for affordable housing in San Francisco (RIMSHOT!) and sometimes I check if there are any Hulkamania fanny packs I can add to my collection. While I’m willing to admit I have really weird interests, I am not willing to give my real phone number out on Craigslist. This underscores something… Read More

Pingometer Keeps Your Uptime In The 9’s With Twilio SMS

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In a perfect world, no website would go down. In the real world, government websites go down in the middle of a press event in a senator’s office in front of 60 high ranking officials. That’s why Pingometer exists, to exterminate downtime and maximize uptime. “By nature of the product, it’s always 911 when we are sending alerts,” says Tyler Scott, Founder of Pingometer. It’s the… Read More

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

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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

Greytruck Makes Databases Friendly, Instantly Accessible Via Twilio SMS

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A mangled motorcycle gave the Greytruck CEO, Eric Xavier the opening he needed to dive into entrepreneurship. One of Eric’s riding buddies missed out on a ride when he forgot to take a lock off the wheel of his motorcycle before riding. When he took off on the bike, he was launched off it, injuring himself and mangling the bike. Eric and his brother saw a… Read More