Plivo was founded after its founders, Venky Balasubramanian and Michael Ricordeau, found each other on Github and collectively decided, "[t]elephony is complex." Today, Plivo's focus is simple in statement, but complex in execution: Plivo offers "simple and powerful APIs that make it easier for businesses to develop telephony applications." Plivo's building block APIs allow developers to create telephony applications without learning the nuts and bolts of legacy telephony.
Talkray is a mobile application created by TiKL, a company also known for its TiKL Touch To Talk walkie-talkie application for Android and iPhone. Talkray is the company's broader communications app that allows users to make phone calls as well as send and receive text messages and photos. Talkray's API makes it possible for developers to add things like voice calling and text chats to their applications.