How to Build and Design iOS Video Chat Apps Using Swift

Peer-to-peer video and video conferencing are changing the way people communicate. Voice and text conversations are great but sometimes you really want to see the person on the other end of the conversation. The addition of facial expressions and visual context enhances the ways in which we can communicate. Video chat works best with a clean design that gets out of your way when you don’t… Read More

Get Started With Twilio SMS in Ruby With This Five Minute Video

Sending and receiving text messages in Ruby is delightfully easy. Whether you are sending appointment reminders or working building a marketing notification system you’ll be up and running in no time after watching this five minute video: Here’s the code from the video for your reference:

What’s Next Now that you have the power of SMS in your toolbelt you can build all sorts of things. Try… Read More

Introducing Volume Pricing For Recording Storage

Today, we are happy to introduce volume pricing for call recording storage. This means that, as your volume grows, you will be charged less and less per minute to store recordings. Don’t worry if your volume is still low, the first 10,000 stored minutes of recordings per month are free for you to play with. Call recordings are a precious mine of information about your customers…. Read More

Getting Started with Clojure

JavaScript has been my go-to language for quite some time now and before that it was Ruby. Both of these languages have a lovely dash of functional programming that I’ve toyed with here and there. It seems functional concepts are becoming more and more prominent amongst the JS community with projects like Redux and Immutable.js gaining popularity. I recently decided to take the dive into functional programming. A… Read More

Twitch Week: Tune Into Programming Tutorials with the Twilio Crew

It’s okay. The League of Legends stream still be there tomorrow. You can tune into a different channel on Twitch for a little while and join the Twilio crew for a non-stop week of Twitch goodness. We’ll be running through a heap of tutorials showing you how to build with Twilio using the frameworks, languages and APIs you already know and love. You’ll also get a… Read More

GameChanger Logs 800 Million Pitches, Chooses SMS For Real Time Communication

In March of this year, GameChanger hit a record of 800 million pitches logged. That’s 7,953 times the number of pitches baseball legend Cy Young threw in his entire career. He might have logged his pitches in his day if cell phones were around then. Now, all sports fans need to make a record of their pitches is a phone, and possibly collective agreement on what… Read More

Building For Biebs: Oliver Muoto Builds Hotline Bling With An S3 Bucket, Rackspace, and Twilio

When you load test an app, you do so with a confident estimate of the amount of traffic you’ll receive. Your goal is to find and eliminate the high traffic variable that might cause your app to lag, or a server to tip over. When you’re building an app for Justin Bieber to promote his new album, that high traffic variable can never be fully quantified,… Read More

How Jeff Lawson Founded Twilio: Build with Conviction or Risk Burnout

Jeff Lawson went through three companies before he noticed the trend. In college, Jeff started Versity, an online notetaking marketplace. After receiving funding, he hired a C-level executive to help out. The exec ordered focus groups with college students to determine what they want. Jeff was a college student himself at the time. He knew what college students wanted; no focus group required. This order confounded… Read More

Ask Jeff Lawson Anything: Product Hunt Live Chat Recap

When asked a tough question, a wise man once said, “Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.” Jeff Lawson was asked a tough question on Product Hunt’s Live Chat and his response was “the internet of bears.” Ryan Hoover wanted to know the most creative Twilio use cases Jeff had seen. A group of scientists’ Twilio SMS powered bear tracking collars made the cut. That is the internet of… Read More