Twilio Unveils Brand New SMS API for Canadian Cell Phone Users

By Oliver VanDervoort December 13, 2011

Cloud communications company Twilio today announced that they had perfected a way for Canadian cell phone users to use an SMS API. This advancement will allow developers to build applications that can send and receive text messages from Canadian cell phone numbers. This particular feature has now been turned on for all existing members and will be automatically offered to new customers.

Twilio has taken quite a few steps over the last year to get make a real climb to the top in its industry. Just last week, the company raised over $17 million in new capital and that kind of revenue has allowed the company to grow its customer base by a whopping 400 percent. The company now has over 75,000 developers using its services. In July, the company unveiled a VoIP Developer Toolkit that will also be a huge benefit to the developers using their products. 

Twilio's Product Manager, Patrick Malatack hailed this newest development as something that illustrates that Twilio is “passionate about making telecommunications available to developers worldwide. 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.”

Developers who use Twilio certainly haven't been shy about talking about how much the company has helped them do their jobs. Because Twilio is able to come up with the framework of apps such as ones that would work with a VoIP service, developers have the ability to focus more on adding in additional details as opposed to having to build from the ground up.

Some developers have even said that the framework apps have given them ideas for apps, and some developers are saying that the API's basically pitch ideas they wouldn't have thought of without the boost. 

Twilio is certainly one of the leading cloud communication companies because they understand both what their direct customers are looking for as well as what customers down the line will be looking for as well. This keeps the company on the cutting edge of an ever-changing sector of the business world.






Edited by Jennifer Russell

Contributing Writer

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