Twilio to Bring Cloud Communications to Windows Azure Mobile Services Platform

Oct 16, 2012, 16:22 ET from Twilio

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Twilio (, the cloud communications company, today announced a renewed alliance with Microsoft to make Twilio's voice and messaging APIs easily available to Windows Azure customers, including expanding availability on Windows Azure Mobile Services. The relationship, which was formally introduced in May 2012, has introduced Twilio to tens of thousands of Windows Azure developers, who now will have access to the Twilio API through Windows Azure Mobile Services. Mobile Services allow developers to easily create scalable and secure mobile apps for the Windows Store that utilize features such as structured storage, user authentication, and push notifications.  Partnering with Twilio adds two-factor authentication, SMS messages triggered by database updates, and many other capabilities to that feature suite. Developers building Windows Store and iOS apps will be able use Mobile Services with Twilio today. Support for Android and Windows Phone will follow in subsequent preview releases.


Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform for developing and deploying web, mobile, and enterprise applications. For developers whose apps require features such as interactive voice response, mobile app distribution via SMS, call automation or two-factor authentication, Twilio's simple REST API delivers a flexible, scalable and reliable way to access global telecommunications networks. By expanding to Windows Azure Mobile Services, Twilio has made it easier than ever for Windows Azure developers to deploy voice and text messaging apps for Windows 8 and iOS.

"Since May, when Twilio first offered their communications services on Windows Azure, developers have created incredible apps," said Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President, Windows Azure, Microsoft. "Now Twilio is extending their offerings to Windows Azure Mobile Services, and we are happy to offer the same communications API to Windows Azure developers who create cutting-edge mobile apps."

"With the Windows Azure Mobile Services platform, Microsoft is providing developers with powerful cloud based tools for mobile apps," said Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson. "Using our API through the Windows Azure cloud ecosystem, developers can bring their voice and SMS apps to market and scale their businesses faster than ever—we can't wait to see what Windows Azure developers build with Twilio."

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Twilio (, the cloud communications company, is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio provides a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web developers to integrate phone calls, text messages and IP voice communications into their web, mobile and traditional phone applications. The company is privately held and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.