Introducing Sync – Real-time State Synchronization API

Synchronize web and mobile apps with a single source of state in the cloud.

Today we’re excited to introduce Sync, a purpose-built API for easily synchronizing state across devices and between users. State synchronization is a critical part of every application, but it’s a complex problem to solve in real-time, at scale. With Twilio Sync, developers can now spend their time building features for customers instead of building state synchronization infrastructure or customizing general purpose backend products. Sync is designed to… Read More

Whisbi Builds A Better Customer Engagement Experience With WebRTC and Twilio

Imagine your dream car. Now imagine you’re in the stereotypical car commercial, whipping down a windy mountain road. What color is the car? What type of upholstery did you choose? Did you go for the upgraded navigation system? Instead of managing those variables in your head, Whisbi lets you do that on screen, with a salesperson on the line to help you make your choice. Whisbi… Read More

Set Up a Temporary Phone Number in 3 Minutes with Twilio

If you’ve ever sold anything on Craigslist, requested a quote on the internet, or watched The Wire, then you may have found yourself wishing for a “burner” phone. In this post we’ll use TwiML Bins to create a temporary phone number that forwards phone calls to your cellphone. This will take less than three minutes, even if you’ve never written a line of code before! Sign up for… Read More

Twilio Notify, one API that orchestrates messages over SMS, push & chat apps.

Today, at SIGNAL we announced Twilio Notify, a single API that orchestrates messaging across multiple channels including SMS, push notifications, and Facebook Messenger. Notify is now available as a developer preview to a limited number of accounts. Learn more and request early access to be one of the first to use Notify. Staying connected to your customers Throughout the years, Twilio has seen the ins and… Read More

How to Build Android Chat Apps using Xamarin and Twilio

Were you excited when you heard we had Xamarin support for Twilio IP Messaging in iOS but were wondering ‘what about Android?’. Read on and in just 10 minutes you will build an Android chat app using Xamarin and Twilio IP Messaging. Get Ready to Build If you’re developing this tutorial on a Mac, make sure to have Xamarin Studio with Xamarin.Android installed. You’ll need Android API… Read More

How to Build iOS Chat Apps using Xamarin and Twilio

Twilio IP Messaging for iOS is now supported on Xamarin! In just 10 minutes, this tutorial will show you how to build an iOS chat app using Xamarin and Twilio IP messaging. Get Ready to Build If you’re building this tutorial on a Mac, make sure you have Xamarin Studio with Xamarin.iOS installed. Windows developers will need to have: Visual Studio 2015 Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio… Read More

Introducing the New Twilio Console

Today, we are excited to announce beta access to the Twilio Console, an all-new account portal. The Console is a complete visual and functional update providing easier access to manage your account as well as debug and operate your Twilio-based applications. Back in the day When Twilio began we had one API: Voice. In 2008, for the first time ever, developers could add phone calls to… Read More

3 SIGNAL Speakers to Get You Started with the Internet of Things

Tired of watching your Arduino collect dust on your desk? We’ve got three rad speakers queued up at SIGNAL to get you started with hardware hacking and the Internet of Things. Katy Moe Live Codes her Hand Katy Moe is a cyborg. Literally. She implanted an NFC transponder in her hand that runs JavaScript. Her talk at SIGNAL is about the opportunities and pitfalls of open hardware… Read More