Building Google Voice with Rails, Backbone, and Twilio*
Google Voice may seem like it's performing black magic, but every developer can integrate the same features into their applications today.
Google Voice is an amazing tool for personal telecommunications. From a technical perspective, it might seem like black magic to secure a local phone number, send a text message, or make a voice call all from the browser. But using Rails and Twilio, you can build an application with the same features yourself (or integrate those features into an app you’re building already).
In an attempt to conserve a precious business resource, this presentation will be 100% slide free.
As a developer evangelist for Twilio (and Appcelerator before that) I have been lucky enough to speak at hundreds of developer meetups, conferences, and workshops over the last five years, including OSCON, JSConf, BlackBerry Jam, and many others.
Today, Kevin maintains the Twilio library for node.js and supports the web developers changing communications forever.
Kevin is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he lives with his beautiful wife and three devious children.