New Twilio Developer Contest: Twilio + PayPalX (Ends October 31st)

October 21, 2010
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John Sheehan
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For this week's contest we're partnering with PayPalX to find the best application that combines PayPal's powerful payments platform with Twilio's Voice and SMS APIs. More specifically, entries in this contest must use Twilio with PayPal's Adapative Payment API.

PayPal Adaptive Payments is a flexible API that allows you to build a payment system that works across multiple platforms like web, desktop and mobile. Using this API you can establish payment relationships with your customers that work on an ongoing basis, removing the need to require permission for every transaction. This type of relationship works especially well for voice and SMS-based apps, so we're excited to see the great applications you come up with. If you're looking for inspiration for what to build, check out the PayPalX App Showcase.

Bonus points for putting together helpful materials (screencasts, blog posts, etc.) that demonstrate the value of what you've built, or explain how it could become a business someday.

The winner of this week's contest will win $100 in Twilio credit and a $250 Amazon gift card. PayPalX is also throwing in an additional $200 Visa gift card for the winning entry. 

What's This Developer Contest All About?

Each week we announce a new category to encourage developers to try Twilio for different use cases, industries, and integrations.  As a language-agnostic platform for cloud communications, we want to see developers from all backgrounds find success and solve problems with Twilio.  To fire your imagination and reward your efforts, we've run this developer contest for over a year.

How To Get Involved

Submissions to the contest are due by Sunday October 31st, at 11:59pm Pacific Time, and can be submitted here.  If you need any help or want to bounce ideas off our Twilio developers, please join us on our forums or drop a note to

IMPORTANT: Everyone who has submitted previously and did not win is eligible to resubmit (we love that we make the rules!) so if you built a Twilio app in the past but weren't a winner we hope you'll consider sprucing up you old app for another chance at winning!