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Tropo vs Twilio: What are the differences?

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

Tropo and Twilio belong to "Voice and SMS" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Tropo are:

  • Develop for FREE- Pay when you're ready- Tropo is completely free for developers. Pay when you deploy and only for what you use.
  • Feature Complete- Get all the features you want, today. Speech input, multi-language, and more.
  • Amazing Support- Ask us questions 24 hours a day. Via the web or IRC.

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
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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 Tropo 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.
          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.
          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.
          Postscript
          Postscript lets you easily create and manage SMS marketing campaigns with detailed analytics designed to increase sales and revenue, not just clicks.
          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.
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          Decisions about Tropo and Twilio
          Julien DeFrance
          Julien DeFrance
          Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 3 upvotes 52.1K views
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          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.

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          Reviews of Tropo 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 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.

          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.

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