Cloud-based telephony service Twilio helps you build any telephony-based app you would need. You could build anything from a simple call reminder service to a complete phone-based interaction system for your app through Twilio's API. And now the company has added a bunch of new features.
What happens when you offer cash prizes to developers in order to create telephony-based mashups? We found out last week at the O'Reilly ETel Emerging Telephony Conference where they and StrikeIron announced the winners in the O'Reilly Media and StrikeIron Telephony Mashup Contest (see our previous coverage).
Since mid summer we've seen an uptick in the number of submitted mashups that use the Twilio API. Twilio (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor) offers extensive documentation that along with their bi-weekly contest encourages developers to create a variety of mashups, many which make their way into our directory. This week we'll take a look at some of our favorites that have been recently submitted.