You Too Can Tweet like Larry King

Earlier this year I wrote about sending and receiving Tweets using the Twilio and Twitter API. It turned out that I published the post on the same day as this article in the Washington Post on veteran broadcaster Larry King. Ricky, my buddy and fellow developer evangelist, sent me the link because of the following description of how Larry King sends Tweets. When Larry King wants… Read More

Receive Twitter Notifications by SMS with EventMachine and the Twitter Streaming API (Send and Receive Tweets Using SMS with Twilio Part 3)

I’ve been having fun with the Twitter and Twilio APIs recently. First was the release of a tool to send and receive Tweets using SMS and Twilio. In part 2 I started to dig into how the app was built, starting with how to send a Tweet with SMS. Now it’s time to look into how the other side works: how to send SMS notifications when… Read More

How to Send a Tweet with SMS (Send and Receive Tweets Using SMS: Part 2)

In a moment of outrage with UK mobile networks, I recently released a small app that you could use to send and receive Tweets using SMS and Twilio. In the next couple of posts I want to dive into the code and show you how I built it in only 62 lines of Ruby. We’ll cover setting the application up, webhooks and sending Tweets in this… Read More

Building an Unconference App For RailsConf with Twilio and Twitter

Jeff Linwood is a software developer based in Austin, Texas with LeanMeanTech. He recently was challenged with building a way to organize content around the Unconference during RailsConf. We asked Jeff if he would share his story about building an app with Twilio and Twitter, and how he did it. Follow @JeffLinwood and read about his many ongoing projects on his blog. How do you keep everyone at… Read More

Join Us for the Social Apps Workshop on Saturday, July 24th

Are you interested in building social apps using Twitter and Facebook?  If so, then the Social App Workshop is the event for you.  Come learn from experts, hack with other developers, and build your next app.  You’ll have the chance to show off what you’ve created and give and receive feedback. Speakers: Matt Harris, Twitter Matt Kelley, Facebook Jeff Lawson, Twilio Oren Teich, Heroku Sam Ramji,… Read More

Shane Jones Wins Twilio + Twitter Mashup Contest with 140Call

After much debate among the judges, its finally is time to announce the winner of the Twitter + Twilio mashup contest from a couple weeks back.  To fill you in, Twilio has a developer contest every week (or two) encouraging developers to explore new use cases, integrations with other service and APIs, and creative ways to integrate voice communications with web apps.  Learn more on our… Read More

TWO Winners for Last Week's Twilio + Twitter Mashup Contest

Update: You might have noticed we haven’t announced a contest category for this week yet… stay tuned, we are going to have a “mini category” for now through Sunday. For the past two weeks, we’ve challenged Twilio developers to mash up Twilio and Twitter to see how people will combine the real-time web and cloud communications.  Last week, the prize went to Wayne Dyck at the… Read More

WSDOT Twitter Voice Reports Win Netbook Contest for Twitter Mashups

This past week, we challenged Twilio developers to build mashups with Twitter to voice enable the social web for the chance to win a Dell mini Netbook in our weekly contest.  Among the fun, creative, and useful submissions one application developed by Wayne Dyck at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) stood out as truly groundbreaking. UPDATE: The Twitter + Twilio category was so popular,… Read More

Netbook Contest Winner: News Voice International

Last week we brought back the Twilio developer contest with a new category – Twilio for the news media.  We’ve been running weekly contests for almost a year now (!) and we’re still blown away by the creative uses people find for Twilio.  This year, we’ll continue to award a Netbook on a regular basis and we will also focus on highlighting more submissions than ever… Read More