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What is Twilio SendGrid?

Twilio SendGrid's cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. Twilio SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability & real-time analytics along with flexible API's.
Twilio SendGrid is a tool in the Transactional Email category of a tech stack.

Who uses Twilio SendGrid?

Companies
3060 companies reportedly use Twilio SendGrid in their tech stacks, including Airbnb, Uber, and Spotify.

Developers
1854 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Twilio SendGrid.

Twilio SendGrid Integrations

Heroku, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, Google App Engine, and OpenShift are some of the popular tools that integrate with Twilio SendGrid. Here's a list of all 40 tools that integrate with Twilio SendGrid.

Why developers like Twilio SendGrid?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Twilio SendGrid
Twilio SendGrid Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Twilio SendGrid in their tech stack.

Julien DeFrance
Julien DeFrance
Full Stack Engineering Manager at ValiMail · | 3 upvotes · 22.3K views
atSmartZipSmartZip
Twilio SendGrid
Authy
Twilio Functions
Twilio
Nexmo
#Twilio
#SDK
#SMS
#VoiceAndSms

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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betocantu93
betocantu93
MySQL
Twilio SendGrid
GraphQL
React
React Native
Ember.js
Go
Firebase

Firebase Go Ember.js React Native React GraphQL SendGrid MySQL

Emberjs for our admins panels using ember-apollo and react native using apollo too for our apps, using golang graphql, services like SendGrid to send all the emails, Conekta to for accepting credit cards, firebase for our auth with facebook, google, phone, etc...

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Nicolas Theck
Nicolas Theck
Student at RocketPlay · | 3 upvotes · 10.9K views
atRocketPlayRocketPlay
HTML5
Twilio SendGrid
Node.js
OVH
PM2
JSON Web Token
PostgreSQL
Sequelize
ExpressJS
CloudFlare
nginx
npm
Ubuntu
GitLab CI
GitLab
Webpack
Vue.js
JavaScript
#Ns
#Passport
#Pulsejs
#Backend
#Frontend

We use JavaScript in both our #Frontend and #Backend. Front-End wise, we're using tools like Vue.js , Webpack (for dev & building), pulsejs . For delivering the content, we push to GitLab & use GitLab CI (running on our own Ubuntu machine) to install (with npm) our packages, build the app trough Webpack and finally push it to our nginx server via a folder. From there, use accessing the website will get cached content thanks to CloudFlare. Back-End wise, we again use JavaScript with tools such as ExpressJS (http server), Sequelize (database, server running on PostgreSQL ) but also JSON Web Token with passport to authenticate our users. Same process used in front-end is used for back-end, we just copy files to a dist where PM2 watches for any change made to the Node.js app. Traffic doesn't go trough CloudFlare for upload process reasons but our nginx reverse proxy handles the request (which do go trough CloudFlare SSL-wise, since we're using their ns servers with our OVH domain.) Other utils we use are SendGrid for email sending & obviously HTML5 for the base Vue.js app. I hope this article will tell you more about the Tech we use here at RocketPlay :p

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Julien DeFrance
Julien DeFrance
Full Stack Engineering Manager at ValiMail · | 3 upvotes · 10.2K views
atSmartZipSmartZip
Twilio SendGrid
Loader.io
#Loadtest
#LoadAndPerformanceTesting

I was at some point looking for a way to loadtest some of my environments, staging initially, but including production as well, ultimately, to ensure our ability to scale when facing sudden bursts of requests, and understand how it would impact our load balancers, our instances, our database server... etc.

I came across Loader.io , a service by SendGrid labs which not only allowed my team and I to loadtest our API endpoints but also simulate actual user traffic on our website.

#LoadAndPerformanceTesting

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Calum Eadie
Calum Eadie
Product Engineer at accuRx · | 3 upvotes · 5.2K views
ataccuRxaccuRx
Microsoft Office 365
Twilio SendGrid

We use SendGrid for sending transactional emails to the users of our Chain SMS service. This includes emails like verifying your email address, welcome emails and password reset emails.

We recently switched from sending emails using an Microsoft Office 365 email account to using SendGrid. Here we've changed our approach from consuming a lower level capability (we used an SMTP interface to the Office 365 account) to consuming the higher level SendGrid service which we interact with using their C# client library.

We gradually rolled out the change to our user base and measured the % of users confirming their email address to estimate email delivery, we found SendGrid performed at least as well as an Office 365 account.

We found using more advanced email confirmation (SPF, DKIM, etc.) has made a significant improvement to delivery rate (increased the delivery rate by 10%).

We've also found that the email activity feature in SendGrid (which shows whether an email has been delivered, bounced etc) is particularly useful and has helped us learn more about how emails can go wrong (e.g. hard/soft bounce).

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Jason Curry
Jason Curry
CEO at Jason Curry · | 1 upvotes · 7K views
atFlutter Health Inc.Flutter Health Inc.
Twilio SendGrid

SendGrid is easy to set up and use. For Flutter it is used as a Heroku add-on to send the automated emails. SendGrid

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Twilio SendGrid's Features

  • Open Tracking
  • Click Tracking
  • Unsubscribe Tracking
  • SMTP Relay
  • SMTP API
  • Web API
  • DKIM
  • SPF
  • Reputation Monitoring
  • ISP Monitoring
  • Domain Level Load Balancing
  • ISP Deliverability Outreach
  • Return Path Certified Partner
  • Support via Phone, Chat, Email, Online Support Portal

Twilio SendGrid Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Twilio SendGrid?
Mailgun
Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
Mandrill
Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.
SparkPost
SparkPost is the world’s #1 email delivery provider. We empower companies with actionable, real-time data to send relevant email to their customers which increases engagement and both top and bottom line revenue.
Mailchimp
MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. It's like your own personal publishing platform.
Amazon SES
Amazon SES eliminates the complexity and expense of building an in-house email solution or licensing, installing, and operating a third-party email service. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy to send emails from applications being hosted on services such as Amazon EC2.
See all alternatives

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