Category: Twilio

Twilio (/ˈtwɪlioʊ/) is an American cloud communications platform as a service (CPaaS) company based in San Francisco, California. Twilio allows software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages, and perform other communication functions using its web service APIs.

Twilio was founded in 2008 by Jeff Lawson, Evan Cooke, and John Wolthuis[2] and was originally based in both Seattle, Washington, and San Francisco, California.[3] Twilio’s first major press coverage, in November 2008, was the result of an application built by Jeff Lawson to rickroll people, which investor Dave McClure used on TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington as a prank.[4] A few days later on November 20, 2008, the company launched Twilio Voice, an API to make and receive phone calls completely hosted in the cloud.[5] Twilio’s text messaging API was released in February 2010,[6] and SMS shortcodes were released in public beta in July 2011.[7]