Twilio allows developers to add messaging, voice, video and authentication to software in your preferred programming language. Authy is a standalone or Google Authenticator replacement, featuring secure cloud backup and multi device support.
Add messaging, voice, video and authentication into your apps using you current programming language
We 'got into' Twilio because of our ongoing quest to replace passwords with simple, strong authentication .
And their Authy technology does just that. As a simple way to add multi-factor authentication to applications.
But digging deeper we started to see the wider benefits within Twilio. The capacity to easily and securely 'bolt on' SMS, video and voice communication tools to applications.
And all via an API easily integrated via many programming languages, and with a pay as you go model that scales with demand.
- TWILIO Voice
- TWILIO SMS
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Easy to Add, Low Friction Authentication
Built your application, then easily add scalable multi-factor authentication. Select from a range of authentication options that balance security for your business and usability for users.
There is the capability for push authentication, sending a simple approval message to the user device. But app or SMS/voice generated passcodes are also available. Find out a little more at Authy, including why Authy is a great alternative to Google Authenticator.
Build a unique phone experience with a single API to make, receive, control, and monitor calls across the globe.
The voice component of Twilio covers a number of areas. All of them require no upfront fee or subscription. So they with your growth. A common use case is enabling phone calls within your mobile app or the web interface of any SaaS app (eg CRM) - all without having to manage plugins or a softphone.
You can build call control logic that extends to users on any device in any location over any network. Or connect SIP phones and clients with SIP Registration. Alternately use an existing VoIP systems for new web and mobile calling experiences by routing calls through Twilio.
Not only an API to exchange text and picture messages - Twilio SMS is a platform to simplify development and solve deliverability issues
Twilio makes SMS simple, as no additional code is needed to cater for the complexity of mobile carriers and global differences. Just build the exact SMS workflow you want. There is also the Copilot code. It handles the edge cases, throttling, and content formatting so your message is always delivered correctly.
And unlike some carriers, Twilio’s network improves every day, using collective intelligence gained from delivering billions of messages across the world in order to adjust routes and avoid problems before they occur.
You can take a more in depth look at the Twilio SMS features, and there is a quick overview video below explaining how ServiceNow uses Twilio SMS and voice as a key part of their workflow.
Building blocks to add messaging, voice, video and security into your web and mobile applications
Whilst the tabs left introduce the key components of the Twilio 'range', there is plenty more to investigate. It really is an 'innovator friendly" platform that provides the comms and authentication piece in a simple, cost-effective and scalable manner.
An screenshot from the Twilio website detailing some of what's available is shown below - or you could always just take a peek at Twilio for yourself!