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Twilio vs WeChat API: What are the differences?

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; WeChat API: Integrate your killer app onto WeChat's advanced mobile communication platform. Access WeChat鈥檚 300 million users and make your app a global phenomenon.

Twilio and WeChat API are primarily classified as "Voice and SMS" and "Chat API" tools respectively.

According to the StackShare community, Twilio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 691 company stacks & 305 developers stacks; compared to WeChat API, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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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.

What is WeChat API?

Access WeChat鈥檚 300 million users and make your app a global phenomenon.
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        What are some alternatives to Twilio and WeChat API?
        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.
        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.
        Bandwidth
        A Communications Platform as a Service company offering a full suite of voice, messaging, and 9-1-1 APIs, all built atop the company's own all-IP voice network.
        RingCentral
        Since RingCentral is cloud based, you enjoy the freedom to connect and manage multiple locations, devices and workers within your cloud phone system. You can easily customize users, departments, and call handling rules. No matter where you, or the users, are. You only need a high-speed Internet connection and your phone system is ready to work lightning fast, anytime and anyplace. There鈥檚 no PBX hardware.
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        Decisions about Twilio and WeChat API
        Julien DeFrance
        Julien DeFrance
        Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 3 upvotes 44.7K views
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        Twilio SendGrid
        Twilio SendGrid
        Authy
        Authy
        Twilio Functions
        Twilio Functions
        Twilio
        Twilio
        Nexmo
        Nexmo
        #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 Twilio and WeChat API
        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 Twilio and WeChat API
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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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