Twilio Adds VoIP Calls to Developer Tools
Many developers use Twilio as a way to plug traditional phone networks into their Web sites and apps — for the purposes of customer service, conference calls, group texting apps and other voice and SMS applications. Now the tools provider is adding VoIP to the mix.
Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson said he has a clear target in mind.
“Skype has a long history of not being a developer-friendly app, and that’s where we’ve made our name,” he said. “We’re trying to enable this burst of innovation in telecommunication.”
San Francisco-based Twilio counts more than 40,000 developers using its tools. It’s backed with approximately $16 million in funding from investors such as Bessemer Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures and 500 Startups.