Twilio is a cloud communications company that enables software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls as well as send and receive text messages via Twilio’s web service application program interface (API). Cloud communication is an internet-based voice and data communications where telecommunications applications, storage and switching are hosted by a third party (that is Twilio) outside of the organization using them and these are accessed over the public internet. So simply put, with Twilio, a developer can easily add into any web application SMS and telephone capabilities which include conference calling, text-to-speech, and other complicated tasks.
Essentially, Twilio provides a readily accessible PSTN (Public switched telephone network) to programmers. For the novice programmer, this cloud communications API provides a user friendly and very robust introduction to programming on its APIs with a well-documented and active presence on GitHub. This is one of the most attractive deals that Twilio offers over its competition. So, if you are a developer looking for telephony API, then Twilio’s cloud communication.
Here is a quick list of other products that Twilio offers:
- Two-factor authentication
- Global conference calling
- Messaging copilot
- Operational monitoring of Twilio apps and accounts
- Know the details behind each phone number
- And so much more!