Twilio Releasesof Twilio Client, a Software Toolkit for Web, iOS, and Android Development
Twilio Launches VoIP Developer Toolkit for Millions of Web & Mobile Applications
“Twilio Client” Enables Realtime Two-Way Audio to Voice-Enable Browser, iOS, and Android Apps
Twilio (www.twilio.com), provider of pay-as-you-go cloud communications services, today announced the release of Twilio Client, a software toolkit for web, iOS, and Android development. With Twilio Client, mobile and web developers can now enable voice communications within any application by programmatically embedding two-way audio between their users on websites, inside web and mobile applications, and with traditional landline and office phones.
With Twilio Client, millions of web developers worldwide can now build Skype-like voice capabilities with Twilio’s scalable, reliable communications infrastructure-as-a-service. With just a few lines of code, web and mobile applications can host voice conversations, conference calls, and other forms of rich communication. Twilio Client works simultaneously across platforms, allowing web browsers, mobile phones, and tablets running iOS or Android to communicate seamlessly. The service also integrates with traditional phone service and SMS using Twilio’s existing web service APIs for making and receiving phone calls and text messages.
“For years, developers have wanted the ability to easily add rich communications features like those found in Skype, Google, and Facebook,” said Jeff Lawson, Twilio CEO. “With Twilio Client, millions of web, mobile and tablet applications can have immersive communications features in just a few lines of code. I can’t wait to see what our customers build.”
Twilio Client enables communication experiences in a wide range of existing applications, including email, CRM, gaming, entertainment, news, chat, and social networking. Using Twilio’s simple developer tools, businesses can build sophisticated unified communications solutions such as call centers, office phone systems, call tracking tools, and more.
“Gilt Groupe has been happily using Twilio’s flagship SMS and Voice products to enhance internal operations for some time,” said Corey Maher, who heads up VoiP Engineering for Gilt Groupe. “We’re excited to see how Twilio Client can supercharge our customer service.”
Over 40,000 developers use Twilio for applications that interact with traditional mobile and landline telephones via the public telephone network. Twilio Client now allows those applications to interact directly with end-users, bypassing the public telephone network and completely reinventing the way developers enable communication, without the constraints of traditional telephones.
“Twilio’s API for voice and SMS already provides integration into a wide range of use cases. Twilio Client increases the ubiquity of voice communications by connecting IP and PSTN devices,” says Lee Doyle, Group Vice President at IDC. “The economic benefits of cloud, along with the technology advances reflected in cloud communications services, are significantly more attractive than the operational cost models of traditional communications services.”
Twilio is hiring engineering, developer evangelism, sales, business development and marketing roles. Interested candidates should email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Twilio is hosting a user conference September 21st and 22nd, 2011 at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco, CA. Those interested can learn more and register at The Twilio Conference website (www.twilio.com/conference).
About Twilio Inc.
Twilio (www.twilio.com), the cloud communications company, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio hosts a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages, and IP voice communications into their web, mobile, and traditional phone applications.