Twilio is a cloud communications platform that enables software developers to make and receive calls and send text messages globally using its web service APIs (programmable SMS, voice, video, chat, fax). From the Wikipedia profile:
“Twilio uses Amazon Web Services to host telephony infrastructure and provide connectivity between HTTP and the public switched telephone network (PSTN) through its APIs.”
From the about page:
“Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent & complex communications systems. As your app’s usage scales up or down, Twilio automatically scales with you.”
Twilio was founded in 2007 and is currently based in San Francisco, CA. The company also has offices in Bogotá, London, Dublin, Mountain View, Madrid, Tallinn, Munich, Berlin, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Singapore.