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* Stub Tropo-specific calls to allow outside testing
* Creation of dynamic grammars
* Use of speech and dtmf
* Use of prompts that can/cannot be interrupted with speech
* Interacts w/Google's API system
The ol' mid-date excuse to cut things short has an upgrade from a new mashup. Escape My Date reacts to a Twitter message for help and dispatches pre-selected friends to call you. The excuse, it seems, is still up to you to figure out.
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.
Earlier this year, we reported the first 3 winners of the Twilio Startup Fund, which aims to invest $250K in start-ups that use Twilio, the popular Telephony platform. The next set of 6 recipients of the Twilio Fund have been announced. The applications range from an innovative crowd-sourced labor platform to helping out law enforcement agencies.