Twilio adds full SMS support for all of Canada in its continuing quest for expansion. All existing Canadian Twilio numbers are now SMS enabled and this functionality will be built into all newly purchased numbers.
“There is a clear demand," said Patrick Malatack, product manager at Twilio. "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.” In addition to its distinction of hosting one of humankind's greatest inventors, Canada is also one of the most connected countries in the world. It provides internet access to more than 84% of its population. There's no wonder that there are many Canadian developers ready to get hacking on next generation of SMS applications.
Twilio recently expanded into Europe, where SMS is still in public beta. Rumor has it that the beta is going quite well and will be ending soon. That will bring three countries fully into SMS support: the US, UK, and Canada.
This accomplishment has put the Twilio team in the mood to celebrate. Join them for an event in Canada's Waterloo. They're calling it MoBeers 2: Son of MoBeers. A five dollar donation gets you in for a night technical war stories from the Twilio warriors.
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