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Parse Satisfies Users by Integrating Twilio into its Features

November 12, 2012

Founded four years ago, Twilio (News - Alert) had a goal of creating a scalable API to make it easy for developers to add SMS and calling tools to their applications. Over the last two years, the company has grown quickly, having signed over 250K developers; it is now servicing 40 countries.


Last month, another step forward was taken by its international development. It broke into Japan with an exclusive deal with KDDI telecom, which is now selling Twilio’s cloud communications APIs to developers, which followed on the heels of a deal signed with AT&T (News - Alert) in October.

This time with the mobile app platform, Parse, Twilio has struck yet another deal. This resulted in the launch of Twilio Cloud Module whereby, Twilio’s voice and messaging APIs will be made available to users of Parse’s Cloud Code. To integrate with Twilio services, Parse has already been able to leverage its Cloud Code however, on the part of engineers, this has required additional effort.

By adding one line of JavaScript code, the new Cloud Module allows developers to take advantage of voice response, mobile app distribution via SMS, call automation and two-factor authentication without any extra effort. Moreover, the purpose of this partnership is to make it even easier for mobile developers to integrate Twilio’s cloud communication services into their apps; at scale.

“Many mobile apps need telephony features, especially SMS. Our new Cloud Module makes it dead simple to hook up your mobile app to Twilio without having to maintain any intermediary servers at all,” said Ilya Sukhar, Parse co-founder and CEO, about the partnership.

He added that sending an SMS is literally one line of code, together the aim is to revolutionize application development. On over 40K apps, Parse already powers these services, however, according to the co-founders, the most-requested features from their users has been Twilio integration.




Edited by Brooke Neuman

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