How to play music over phone calls with Twilio Voice and JavaScript

When handling phone calls with TwiML, you have many options for controlling the caller’s experience. You can <Say> something in a robot voice, <Dial> other numbers into the call and even <Record> the call. My personal favorite is the ability to play audio files over the phone using the <Play> TwiML verb. You can even create your own version of Dial-A-Song, a hotline run by the band They Might Be Giants that… Read More

Turn Your Light Off Via Text: Using Particle and Twilio For Home Automation

There’s a sinking feeling in your stomach when you’re on your way to work and you think “Oh man, did I leave those lights on?” Krishnaraj Varma has a solution for your forgetful self, and it’s not driving all the way home. Call Twilio, enter a PIN and listen to the sweet voice confirmation that your light is being turned off. In this Particle and Twilio… Read More

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

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

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

12 Hacks of Christmas – Day 9: Call Congress

Frosty the congressman, was a busy hard-to-get a hold of soul… well, that certainly doesn’t roll of the tongue, but at least it’s topical. Welcome to another installment of the #12HacksOfChristmas. I hope by now you are listening to festive tunes, sipping festive beverages, relaxing next to a warm fireplace with your pet ferret snuggled on your shoulders. But if you, like me, live in a… Read More

Twilio Value Equation: Innovation. Ease of Use. Lower Price

Each and everyday, we look for opportunities to add value to our platform and make it easier for you to deploy apps using Twilio. Sometimes that added value comes through in product innovation – with recent releases like MMS for long codes, Media Stream Control, and the Feedback API. Today, we’re excited to announce lower prices. Beginning November 1st, customers will save up to 25% for… Read More