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John Sheehan
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Interests: voice, rest, sms, telephony, aws
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git push appharbor master. That's how easy it is to deploy your apps to AppHarbor, a new company that's revolutionizing how easy it is to deploy and host your .NET apps in the cloud. AppHarbor is the fastest way to get your .NET apps live on the web and a fantastic hosting platform for running Twilio apps. For this week's Twilio developer contest, we've teamed up with AppHarbor to reward the best AppHarbor-hosted Twilio app with some great prizes: Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 $500 in AppHarbor credit $100 in Twilio credit The contest ends Sunday February 6th at 11:59pm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at Twilio Developer Contests
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git push appharbor master. That's how easy it is to deploy your apps to AppHarbor, a new company that's revolutionizing how easy it is to deploy and host your .NET apps in the cloud. After you've pushed your changes, AppHarbor will build your project, run any unit tests present and publish the site when everything checks out. Not only is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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Sometimes the most powerful ideas are also the simplest. Roger Pincombe had such an idea. Using DailyBurn's database of nutrition facts for over 475,000 food items, Roger built a simple SMS interface that allows you to check just how bad that burger is for you while you're standing in line at the fast food joint. To use the app, send... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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The category for this week's Twilio Developer Contest is Coordinating People. This category is near and dear to me personally as it was the contest category that I won back in July of 2009 prior to being an employee of this fine establishment. Since then a lot has changed, most notably the addition of SMS capabilities to our APIs. So we're breaking this category out of the archive for another go round. It's time to crown a new champ of using Twilio to coordinate large groups of people. To win this contest you'll need to find a creative way to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Twilio Developer Contests
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We've seen an influx in Twilio-related consulting and job opportunities come through our inboxes lately. To help facilitate connecting developers to these opportunities, we've created a broadcast-only mailing list for those interested in fulfilling these needs. The Twilio Developer Connect list will be the first place new opportunities are posted. How It Works When we receive a new request from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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For this contest, we're looking for a promising startup or app that uses Twilio along with any API or service provided by a TechStars company. The winner will an Amazon Kindle 3G and $100 in Twilio credit. On top of that, one member of the winning team will win an all-expenses paid trip to Boston to meet with Jeff Bussgang (Flybridge Capital Partners), Katie Rae (Managing Director, TechStars Boston), Reed Sturtevant (Project11 Ventures) and Bijan Sabet (Spark Capital). You're free to use the meeting time to get advice, pitch your company or however else you would like. Lastly, we'll be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at Twilio Developer Contests
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Here are the winners for our recently-completed holiday and Salesforce developer contests. Congratulations to both Jonathan Gottfried and Adam Purkiss for their great entries! Holiday Contest Winner: The Snowman of Babel by Jonathan Gottfried The Snowman of Babel melts away language barriers in the happy-go-lucky holiday season and informs people about holidays they may know nothing about. To use the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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We've had so many great contest entries this year, we wanted to open things up and finish the year right. For this developer contest, the category is "Anything Goes!" Has there been a Twilio-powered app you've wanted to build all year but didn't get a chance to? Are you looking for a chance to get a head start on a project you've planned to start in 2011? Over the next two weeks, build any Twilio-powered app for a chance to win our last Twilio developer contest of 2010! You can build any app at all. If it uses the Twilio... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at Twilio Developer Contests
Yep: Amazon Kindle 3G, a leather case with built-in light and $100 in Twilio credit.
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There's been a lot of momentum lately around so-called "push" technologies. HTML5 and WebSockets are starting to gain steam. Modern mobile operating systems have powerful push notification APIs. Server-side technologies like node.js are also hitting their stride with mainstream developers. For this week's Twilio developer contest we want to see the best application that uses both Twilio and some form of push technology. Where should I start? We've put together a list of resources and services to help you get started over on the blog. Bonus points for putting together helpful materials (screencasts, blog posts, etc.) that demonstrate the value... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2010 at Twilio Developer Contests
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For this week's contest you too can build a Twilio app that integrates with Salesforce for a chance to win some great prizes. Check out the previous Twilio + Salesforce contest for some inspiration. We've also got some helpful resources to get you started. 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 receive a Graphite Amazon Kindle 3G, a $50 Amazon Gift Card to load up the Kindle with books and $100 in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Twilio Developer Contests
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We're kicking off Dreamforce today in San Francisco with Cloudstock, the (sold out) Woodstock for Cloud Developers. We'll be in attendance giving talks and hanging out at the hackathon helping attendees build some great apps. We'll also be judging hackathon entries for the "Best Use of Twilio Cloud Communications APIs." When the day's events are over, we'll be hosting the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
We're so excited for Cloudstock that we wanted to make it last into the night. To make that happen, we're pleased to announce that Twilio is sponsoring and hosting the Official Cloudstock After Party, December 6th at 8pm at Twilio Headquarters. After a full day of cloud and API goodness, we're inviting attendees to join us for some food, beverages... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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We're very excited to be taking part of a great new event called Cloudstock. Cloudstock is the "Woodstock for Cloud Developers" and is hosted by force.com at Moscone West in San Francisco on December 6th (the day before Dreamforce 10 begins). In addition to an expansive list of over 40 cloud and API sessions, there will also be a hackathon... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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Congratulations to Julian Gay, the winner of the Twilio + Kynetx developer contest. Julian developed Playdate, an easy way for parents to coordinate play times with each other via SMS. Playdate works by allowing one parent to broadcast where they will be heading to play with their kids. Julian describes it as a "future check-in." We wanted to know more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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For this week's contest we're calling on all Python developers to build the best app they can using the Twilio API for a chance to win some great prizes. It doesn't matter if you're into Django, Flask, web.py, Pylons, Juno, bottle, itty, Tornado, Twisted, web2py, Pyramid, pyroutes or just straight Python. If your app uses Python and Twilio, you're eligible to win. To get you started, check out the Python app gallery for inspiration or grab our Python helper library. Don't know Python but want to learn? Check out Zed Shaw's "Learn Python The Hard Way". It's easier than it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Twilio Developer Contests
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Our friends at Apigee have launched a version of their API Console for the Twilio REST API. The Apigee API Console is a completely web-based utility that lets you easily view all the available resources and methods an API supports. Along with support for Twilio, Apigee also has consoles for Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, PayPal, SimpleGeo and SoundCloud. Apigee put... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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For this week's contest we're calling on all Python developers to build the best app they can using the Twilio API for a chance to win some great prizes. It doesn't matter if you're into Django, Flask, web.py, Pylons, Juno, bottle, itty, Tornado, Twisted, web2py, Pyramid, pyroutes or just straight Python. If your app uses Python and Twilio, you're eligible... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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Congratulations to Jim Bricker and the team at Order Mapper for being selected as the winner of the Twilio and PayPalX developer contest! We asked Jim to tell us his story and he did such a good job, I'm going to leave the rest of the post to him... What's the story behind Order Mapper? July 2008 Order Mapper was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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For this week's contest, Twilio and Kynetx have partnered to give away an iPad to the best app built on the Kynetx platform that integrates with Twilio. Kynetx is a platform for building apps capable of interfacing with users on any URL or web-enabled device. Kynetx Apps give developers a way to “Program the Internet” and solve problems in uniquely interconnected ways. You can easily write apps that look for events and user context (like geo-location, session behavior, weather and more), pull in a variety of data sources, then fire actions based on conditions across any URL (including smart phones,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at Twilio Developer Contests
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Allen Loayza has put together a simple new API that formats phone numbers that he is using with his Twilio applications. Allen tells us about the API in his own words... The Format Phone Number API takes a phone number and the country of origin, and then formats the number for display or dialing purposes. For example, submitting (0)20 5555... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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For this week's contest, Twilio and Kynetx have partnered to give away an iPad to the best app built on the Kynetx platform that integrates with Twilio. Kynetx is a platform for building apps capable of interfacing with users on any URL or web-enabled device. Kynetx Apps give developers a way to “Program the Internet” and solve problems in uniquely... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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Happy Halloween everyone! In honor of everyone's favorite spooky day of the year, we wanted to show of an incredible project made by Noel Portugal. He decided that handing out candy by hand wasn't good enough and set out to build an automatic candy dispenser that uses a bucket, an Arduino, some X10 goodies and of course, Twilio to control... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog
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As one of our most popular use cases, we get a lot of contest entries for reminder services. However, we rarely get one written in Common Lisp. Mackram Raydan has changed that. Mackram is the founder of Cuevox, a simple appointment reminder for businesses. Mackram is also the winner of our "Anything Goes, With a Twist!" contest. Congratulations Mackram! You've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Twilio Cloud Communications Blog