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Twilio Launches SMS API In Canada To Allow Texting Through 3rd Party Apps

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Twilio, which offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls as well as send and receive text messages, has just launched its SMS API in Canada providing developers with access to local Canadian numbers. Twilio works by offering phone numbers to end users and developers alike allowing people to plug into their API and route phone calls through the service. With launch of Twilio’s new API, companies that want to send verification codes to Canadian consumers can now do so from local numbers or even use 3rd party messaging apps to plug into Twilio’s API and send free, multiple text messages.

Check out Twilio‘s full press release below:

Twilio’s Canadian SMS API allows software developers to build
applications that send and receive SMS through Canadian telephone
numbers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 13th, 2011 — Twilio
(http://www.twilio.com), the cloud communications company, announced
today the ability of Canadian phone numbers to be used with its SMS
API, enabling software developers to build applications that send and
receive text messages with Canadian phone numbers. SMS is now turned on
for existing Canadian Twilio numbers effectively immediately, and this
is built into all new numbers purchased through the web-interface or
REST API.

“At Twilio we’re passionate about making telecommunications available
to developers wordlwide,” said Patrick Malatack, product manager at
Twilio. “There is a clear demand for local SMS numbers from Canadian
developers, now that Canadian SMS is available, we can’t wait to see
what developers from the land of Alexander Graham Bell can come up
with.”

Twilio is the market-leading cloud communications platform. The company
simplifies a century of complex telecommunications technologies to use
their existing software development skills and resources to build the
next generation of cloud communications applications.

“It’s a complete thrill to use Twilio,” said Gavin Miller, owner and
developer at RandomType, a Calgary, Canada based company. “Twilio has
sparked a tremendous amount of ideas around the office. For instance, we
started a quick project to collect email addresses at an event. Twilio
SMS performed just as we had hoped, and in the course of five minutes we
had collected over 100 emails.”

“Because of the powerful and easy-to-use Voice and SMS tools Twilio
provides developers, we were able to accelerate the effectiveness of
Guardly’s API and communication platform to quickly bring together
families, friends, and authorities, such as campus security, in times of
crisis,” said Nolan Dubeau, VP of Product Engineering for Guardly, a
Toronto-based personal safety app and emergency response communications
platform. “I look forward to the innovations Guardly and other
developers in Canada can make in the coming months given the expanded
ability of Twilio’s SMS API.”

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