What is Twilio?
Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.
Twilio is a tool in the Voice and SMS category of a tech stack.
Who uses Twilio?
1229 companies reportedly use Twilio in their tech stacks, including Uber, Airbnb, and Instacart.
5465 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Twilio.
Ansible, Sentry, Google App Engine, Twilio SendGrid, and Zendesk are some of the popular tools that integrate with Twilio. Here's a list of all 84 tools that integrate with Twilio.
Pros of Twilio
Powerful, simple, and well documented api
Great sms services
Low cost of entry
Global SMS Gateway
Extremely simple to integrate with rails
Great for startups
Great developer program
New Features constantly rolling out
Many deployment options, from build from scratch to buy
Text me the app pages
Two factor authentication
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- Phone- Phone Numbers API
- Phone- Convert Text to Speech and Play Audio
- Phone- Record Calls and Store Them
- Phone- Create Conferences
- Phone- API Queueing
- Phone- Call Queues
- Phone- Convert Speech to Text
- Phone- Usage API
- Phone- Status Callbacks and Logs
- Phone- Global Reach
- SMS- Supports Unicode
- SMS- Message Queueing
- SMS- Realtime API
- SMS- Global Reach
- SMS- Status Callbacks and Logs
- SMS- Usage metering & API triggers
- SMS- Voice Enabled Numbers
- SMS- Short Codes
- Two-factor authentication
- Call tracking
- Voice broadcasting
- Cloud IVR
- Mobile app distribution
Twilio Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Twilio?
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Nexmo connects your apps directly to carriers around the world. Integrate SMS and Voice messages using one simple API. Use Nexmo Verity to register users, verify transactions, and implement two factor authentication.
Plivo provides basic building block APIs in the form of Plivo XML and HTTP API, to create telephony apps, so developers can completely do away with learning the nitty-gritty of the telephony plumbing.
It adds the clarity and emotion of face-to-face communication to your brand whether you're developing for the web, iOS, or Android. We make the integration of high-quality live video a breeze so that you can focus on building a great product.
A Communications Platform as a Service company offering a full suite of voice, messaging, and 9-1-1 APIs, all built atop the company's own all-IP voice network.
Since RingCentral is cloud based, you enjoy the freedom to connect and manage multiple locations, devices and workers within your cloud phone system. You can easily customize users, departments, and call handling rules. No matter where you, or the users, are. You only need a high-speed Internet connection and your phone system is ready to work lightning fast, anytime and anyplace. There’s no PBX hardware.