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

The App That Shouldn’t Exist: PulledOver Strives To Deliver Transparency In Police Interactions

Matt can’t remember the exact moment he knew he needed to build PulledOver. At first, hearing news that another person of color had been killed during a routine traffic stop felt like a new and fresh outrage. But within a short period of time there was another story, and another. The outrage that had at first felt fresh now became uncomfortably familiar. And at some point,… Read More

Karen Cohen: Giving Engineers The Culture They Need To Do Great Work

If you give a baker an hour to make a cake, you’ll get a half baked cake. If you give an engineer little time to complete a project, you’ll get a half finished project. Empowering developers starts with giving them the working environment and respect they need to thrive. Karen Cohen, a project architect at Wix, spoke in baking metaphors when she sat down with us… Read More