When it comes to text messages, Twilio thinks pictures speak volumes. To that end, the cloud carrier has added MMS capabilities to and from Canadian numbers and via short code in the US, the company announced at its Twiliocon user conference today. In addition, Twilio is dropping the cost of its text messaging by 25% for US phone numbers.
If you are writing a telephony system using the Twilio API, Tropo API, or Cloudvox API, you can interface with YouCantCall.us to shield your system from phone spam. Now wouldn’t it be great if the YouCantCall.us API could be integrated into a “block” button that appeared on standard phones?
While just about everybody would agree that the “Internet of Things” within the context of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications is one of the next big things on the Web, turning that vision into reality has been problematic because of the lack of standards.