12 Hacks of Christmas – Day 2: Training Your Dog with WebRTC, Tessel and Twilio

#12HacksOfChristmas Day 2

We’ve seen people combine Twilio with a bunch of unexpected things – like bears, beers and babies. For today’s #12HacksOfChristmas hack we wanted to highlight a hack from the community that features the pairing of Twilio and man’s best friend. This holiday season learn how to train your dog using Javascript in this brilliant tutorial by Chad Hart. How does it work? Chad gets text notifications… Read More

The Prime Minister of Estonia Visits Twilio HQ to Roll Out E-Residency Program


Today, the Prime Minister of Estonia, Taavi Rõivas, made the 5,500 mile trek from Estonia to visit Twilio HQ. While Estonia might seem like a world away, Prime Minister Rõivas is eliminating the geographic barriers that prevent entrepreneurs in the US from establishing companies abroad. At Twilio, Rõivas discussed Estonia’s E-Residency card program that gives anyone the ability to securely maintain a digital identity for non-residents… Read More

Forest Fires, Fax Machines and 40 Billion Dollars: WRI Stomps Out Illegal Forest Fires with Twilio, NASA, and Blue Raster

image via http://asiancorrespondent.com

Forest fires are burning in Singapore and Indonesia. Here in San Francisco, news about the fires is contained to climate change blogs and a few tweets. It’s easy to feel distanced from a problem when you’re 8,435 miles away. The fires aren’t a result of climate change, or a drought. They’re man made and illegal. They wreak havoc on the forest ecosystem and produce a toxic… Read More

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Seconds: Lassy Project Keeps Children Safe With Twilio MMS


When a child goes missing, every second counts. So does every word. In high pressure situations like the moments after a child goes missing, communication has to be precise and actionable. Lassy Project knows this first hand. Lassy works to keep every child safe through a network of app users they call “the village.” Lassy connects neighbors with other neighbors, towns with other towns and even… Read More

Adding MMS Support To The Twilio.org Rapid Response Kit


Communication is a huge part of our lives and it is never more important than during times of need. When something bad happens or you need to make an important change in your life, communication is the medium with which you begin that process. We developed Rapid Response Kit to facilitate that communication during those times by providing a set of tools that could be downloaded… Read More

“It’s a Boy!” How to Send Mass Texts in Ruby


We’re having a baby! Sometime in the next four weeks, my wife is going to go into labor. We’ll wait at home for as long as possible, then hop in the car and head to the hospital. At that point begins one of my comparatively few responsibilities for Team Baugues over the next couple days: updating close friends and family of what’s going on. Of course,… Read More

How to Send Your Users a Branded SMS using Twilio MMS and Illustrator


Have you ever had a night where you feel like everything funny you say lands on deaf ears, only to have an unplanned, half-baked comment make everyone bust up laughing? I think it was Louis CK who said “…simple truth beats out cleverness every time”. I thought of this a few weeks ago when I was showing some of my colleagues an SMS demo I had… Read More

How To Build Your Own MMS Enabled Motion Activated Security Camera With Linux, Python and S3

Horseman Caught On MMS

Holy biscuits was last week a barrel of monkeys.  All of us at Twilio have had a beastly boatload of fun seeing the stuff you’ve started building with Twilio MMS.  Many of you blazed through Kevin’s Getting Started with MMS tutorial over the weekend to get started on your hacks and, of course, seeing all your mustached faces with the example project we built last week… Read More