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Bring voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications.
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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?

Companies
1300 companies reportedly use Twilio in their tech stacks, including Uber, Airbnb, and Instacart.

Developers
5986 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Twilio.

Twilio Integrations

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 91 tools that integrate with Twilio.
Pros of Twilio
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Powerful, simple, and well documented api
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RESTful API
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Clear pricing
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Great sms services
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Low cost of entry
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Global SMS Gateway
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Good value
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Cloud IVR
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Simple
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Extremely simple to integrate with rails
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Great for startups
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SMS
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Great developer program
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Hassle free
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New Features constantly rolling out
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Many deployment options, from build from scratch to buy
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Text me the app pages
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Easy integration
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Two factor authentication
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Decisions about Twilio

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Twilio in their tech stack.

Hi, Stackshare community, I plan to build an app where people can go live, and users can watch him, 1 to many, follow each other, and text.

I am expecting a huge number of users to use the app in the first month (100k+)

I made the UX/UI design, and my designer asked me to find a developer.

I want your advice. What server is the best for video quality and fast text messages (like uplive, bigo)?

Ex. Agora, Twilio, Amazon Chime, Aws, or fiberbass

I need for both operating systems, (ios, android). Do you recommend Flutter?

  • I have AWS server in my country (Bahrain), and 80% of the audience are from the same area. Does it help in the video quality between the audience?

Thank you for this helpful website.

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Hello,

My app will be a live streaming app (like tango, BigoLive) An app developer asked me to choose a tech stack and a team. expected auditions from (Bahrain-KSA-UAE-Kuwait-Oman)

200 (broadcaster) at a time (minimum) (for 12 hours a day);10K watching the 200 (like 50 to 500) each live.

What servers are the best to use and give smooth high quality like Bigolive? For live streaming, and texting, and everything.

Which one is the best combination for my app? (Firebase, AWS, Twilio. Agora)

Thanks

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Blog Posts

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Twilio's Features

  • 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?
Nexmo
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
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.
OpenTok
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.
Bandwidth
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.
RingCentral
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.
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Twilio's Followers
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