Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Outspoken
Outspoken

0
3
+ 1
0
Twilio
Twilio

3.1K
2.1K
+ 1
487
Add tool

Outspoken vs Twilio: What are the differences?

What is Outspoken? SMS, MMS, Transcoding and User Lookup API. Transact via video, image, audio text messages.

What is Twilio? Bring voice and messaging to your web and mobile applications. Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.

Outspoken and Twilio can be primarily classified as "Voice and SMS" tools.

Some of the features offered by Outspoken are:

  • Create and edit mobile subscriber lists
  • Automatic opt-in of new users by keyword text-in or web opt-in
  • Send and receive MMS images, SMS, or SMS with links

On the other hand, Twilio provides the following key features:

  • Phone- Phone Numbers API
  • Phone- Convert Text to Speech and Play Audio
  • Phone- Record Calls and Store Them
No Stats
- No public GitHub repository available -
- No public GitHub repository available -

What is Outspoken?

Transact via video, image, audio text messages

What is Twilio?

Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Outspoken?
Why do developers choose Twilio?
    Be the first to leave a pro

    Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

      Be the first to leave a con
        Be the first to leave a con
        What companies use Outspoken?
        What companies use Twilio?
          No companies found

          Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

          What tools integrate with Outspoken?
          What tools integrate with Twilio?
            No integrations found

            Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

            What are some alternatives to Outspoken and Twilio?
            Nexmo
            Nexmo connects your apps directly to carriers around the world. Integrate SMS and Voice messages using one simple API. Use Nexmo Verity to register users, verify transactions, and implement two factor authentication.
            Alexa
            It is a cloud-based voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices including the Echo family of devices, FireTV, Fire Tablet, and third-party devices. You can build voice experiences, or skills, that make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful for customers.
            Plivo
            Plivo provides basic building block APIs in the form of Plivo XML and HTTP API, to create telephony apps, so developers can completely do away with learning the nitty-gritty of the telephony plumbing.
            OpenTok
            It adds the clarity and emotion of face-to-face communication to your brand whether you're developing for the web, iOS, or Android. We make the integration of high-quality live video a breeze so that you can focus on building a great product.
            Postscript
            Postscript lets you easily create and manage SMS marketing campaigns with detailed analytics designed to increase sales and revenue, not just clicks.
            See all alternatives
            Decisions about Outspoken and Twilio
            Julien DeFrance
            Julien DeFrance
            Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 3 upvotes 87.2K views
            atSmartZipSmartZip
            Nexmo
            Nexmo
            Twilio
            Twilio
            Twilio Functions
            Twilio Functions
            Authy
            Authy
            Twilio SendGrid
            Twilio SendGrid
            #VoiceAndSms
            #SMS
            #SDK
            #Twilio

            Nexmo vs Twilio ?

            Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

            When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

            Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

            Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

            Many years later, Twilio demonstrated its position as a leader by holding conferences in the Bay Area, announcing features like Twilio Functions. Even acquired Authy which we also used for 2FA. Twilio's growth has been amazing. Its recent acquisition of SendGrid continues to show it.

            See more
            Interest over time
            Reviews of Outspoken and Twilio
            Review ofTwilioTwilio

            Twilio is by far the most complete solution for SMS, its API is extremely well structured. And its integration with rails is pretty straight forward.

            How developers use Outspoken and Twilio
            Avatar of Instacart
            Instacart uses TwilioTwilio

            We use Twilio extensively for voice call routing, for texting. We, in fact, use it for MMS messaging as of recently...We do number masking. So the personal shopper never has your actual number, you call the Twilio number and it routes you intelligently to the customer. And vice-versa.

            Avatar of Kent Steiner
            Kent Steiner uses TwilioTwilio

            Twilio is a service I have experimented with, and given a project with SMS requirements I would choose Twilio to support that.

            Avatar of William Baker
            William Baker uses TwilioTwilio

            For my own phone forwarding system, SMS messaging, and will gladly build such systems for clients.

            Avatar of atandy
            atandy uses TwilioTwilio

            I set up text-message alerts to be sent to me when an error was raised on the web application.

            Avatar of Zachary Melacncon
            Zachary Melacncon uses TwilioTwilio

            Used with BlueMix NodeRed to build an application that sends a text when it's about to rain.

            How much does Outspoken cost?
            How much does Twilio cost?
            Pricing unavailable