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

Building A Twilio Endpoint Load Tester with Python, Go and A Developer’s Empathy

Here are a few bits of advice: Test code in production. Skip the code reviews. Ship the app before load testing it. With these helpful tips, you’ll be on your way to certain doom in no time. Sai Yerram once had a brush with the perils of not load testing, and he’s built a Twilio load tester to help his fellow developers avoid the danger he… Read More

Finding Love on CallRoulette: An Android Studio Adventure

After connecting to a guy with an Al Gore mask, a group of loud college kids, and a yodelling expert, I met my current girlfriend of 3 years on ChatRoulette. Despite never having any luck with dating apps like Tinder or OkCupid, I was somehow able to find love there. I think it was precisely because ChatRoulette didn’t allow you to craft a persona beforehand that… Read More

Giving Mobile Developers The Tools They Need: Twilio Joins FbStart

There’s a whole lot of owl drawing to be done when you’re launching a mobile app. In the massive app landscape, it’s up to you to find your niche, fill it, and ship an excellent product. Doing that takes a tremendous amount of work, and the right set of tools. Today, we’re happy to join the FbStart program, with help from the TwilioFund, to give developers… Read More