Wix: Keeping Web Design and Call Support Simple with Twilio

Avishai Abraham, Nadav Abrahami and Giora Kaplan created Wix to meet a global need for a drag-and-drop approach to creating beautiful, professional-looking websites—no technical or coding skills required. Following its release in 2008, Wix began growing at an exponential rate, hitting one million users in 2010, ten million in 2011 and 20 million in 2012. With users worldwide hard at work to personalize their space on… Read More

Get Started with Twilio Voice: Play MP3 For Caller ScreenCast

Learn more about Twilio Voice in our second installment of the Twilio Voice Quickstart series. Watch the first Voice Quickstart to learn how to script a message and greet a caller by name. Time to work with <Play>. In this walkthrough, Jon Gottfried shows you how to play an audio file for your caller using a few lines of TwiML. Jon chose to Rickroll his caller,… Read More

Precision Polling Offers Fast, Accessible Polls with Twilio’s API

Shortly after the 2008 presidential election, Gaurav Oberoi, a technologist and successful entrepreneur, agreed to do some research for a friend who was launching a new political consulting firm and wanted to conduct low-cost automated polls. To his surprise, Oberoi discovered the options were limited. The services that existed required expensive setup fees and had limited functionality. “All of the software was about a decade old,”… Read More

Instant Connections Between Leads and Sales Reps with FormActivate

What stops a deal dead in it’s tracks? Phone tag, unanswered emails, long gaps of time, and unprepared sales reps. The two founders of FormActivate got tired of chasing their tails while chasing their leads, and came up with a new way for prospects and sales reps to communicate. Brad Slavin and Steve Shulman saw businesses spending buckets of money purchasing lists of leads, only to… Read More

Earthquakes Monitor App Rocks Windows Phone

The Bay Area is very near several different faults, most notable being the San Andreas Fault and the Hayward Fault. Here at Twilio, being based in San Francisco means we’ve been through the occasional ‘quake, and more than one of our beloved non-Californians has experienced their very first earthquake while working in the area. Twilions are no strangers to earthquakes and neither is George Spyrou. George Spyrou… Read More

Twilio Expands Voice-Enabled Numbers in Four New EU Countries

Following the January expansion of Twilio Voice in five European countries, we are excited to add four new European countries to our international capabilities. Starting today, Twilio Voice-enabled numbers are available in Belgium, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden for only $1 per month. Our focus is global as we continue to expand our international capabilities so you can grow your business reach and user-base around the world…. Read More

Deaftel Makes Phone Conversations a Reality for the Deaf

The simple task of talking on your phone is not something we think of as challenging, but for the deaf it’s something they struggle with every day. Traditionally, for the deaf and hard of hearing, a relay operator paired with hardware is the only option to translate speech-to-text on phone conversations. Developer Kunal Batra could not find any mobile solution for this problem so in true DOer fashion,… Read More

Hall & Oates on Speed Dial: Viral Success Powered by Twilio

Developers use Twilio to create amazing apps every day, from simple hacks to building a business, and sometimes, they create Callin’ Oates. The first Twilio app developed by Michael Selvidge, a new corporate communications manager at Twilio, became an runaway success spurred from just one tweet. Dial 1-719-26-OATES to listen to your choice of one of four Hall and Oates hit songs on demand. So far,… Read More

YourDoctorsAdvice.org uses call recording to help with health care compliance

YourDoctorsAdvice helps patients follow medical advice by turning ordinary cell phones into call recording devices Decades of debate over how to fix the health care system have convinced nearly everyone that there are no simple solutions. But Fred Trotter, an open source hacktivist, refused to give up on his belief that the right bits of code could change the world. The original author of FreeB, the… Read More