Twilio, a San Francisco-based 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 worldwide,” 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.”