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What is 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.

What is Tropo?

Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice and SMS support to the programming languages you already know.

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.
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            What are some alternatives to Plivo, Tropo, and Twilio?
            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.
            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.
            Postscript lets you easily create and manage SMS marketing campaigns with detailed analytics designed to increase sales and revenue, not just clicks.
            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.
            Braze is an engagement platform that empowers growth by helping marketing teams to build customer loyalty through mobile, omni channel customer experiences.
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            Decisions about Plivo, Tropo, and Twilio
            Julien DeFrance
            Julien DeFrance
            Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 3 upvotes 72K views
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            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.

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            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 Plivo, Tropo, and Twilio
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            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.

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            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.

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            William Baker uses TwilioTwilio

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

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            atandy uses TwilioTwilio

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

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            Zachary Melacncon uses TwilioTwilio

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

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            Andrew Fielding uses PlivoPlivo

            We use Plivo to support the text messaging function of our Helper web based application.

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