The Tech Behind A Tow: The City Of Boston Reunites Cars With Owners Using Twilio Voice

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The instant a car gets towed, the clock starts. For every hour the car and the owner are separated, it costs all parties involved money.  Police spend their valuable time tracking down the owner. Towing companies take up valuable lot space storing the car while the owner makes dozens of calls to track down their car. The City of Boston towed 44,787 cars in 2012. When… Read More

Discover The Full Power Of Twilio With New API Explorer Updates

Everything built here at Twilio aims to provide the best tools for developers to get the job done. From Helper Libraries to the API Explorer, these tools help you build powerful communications apps that are quick and easy to test and deploy. Now the API Explorer is even more robust with the ability to make API requests directly in your browser. Visit the API Explorer under… Read More

Rocking Queens of Stone Age with Code and Reaching Over 20,000 Fans

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Rockstars, Records and Code Josh Homme has sold out stadiums, played with the who’s who of the rock music world, and produced critically acclaimed albums with his band Queens of the Stone Age. He writes music, not code but that’s where developer Lee Martin (pictured right) comes in. When Homme wanted to make an interactive experience to promote his band’s latest album …Like Clockwork, he turned… Read More

Join The FTC in their Fight Against Evil Robots

We take our role as a network provider seriously, and heavily invest in how we protect our customers from unsolicited calls and messaging. Keeping our developer ecosystem free of spam is essential so you can continue building with confidence. You can always read our Terms of Service and Best Practices Guidelines to learn more. We’re putting a call out to you to step up to this… Read More

Get Started with Twilio Voice: Connect Call to Second Person Screencast

We’re back again with the third installment of our Twilio Voice Quickstart series. In this screencast, Jon Gottfried shows you how to connect a caller to a second person or, in Jon’s example, a second “real monkey.” Walk through how to dial out to a second caller by nesting the <Say> block inside <Gather> verbs. Using <Gather>, the caller can press a digit you specify and be… Read More

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