I just got back home from representing StackOverflow at Rutgers HackRU. Saw some great ideas and connected with some very interesting people from other reps. Most interesting of all was getting a chance to look more at Twilio. First glance I took at it a few weeks ago it seemed like an interesting system — that required a lot of work to make it useful. A better understanding of the API resulted in a few random projects, notably an application that when sent a SMS message containing a phrase to a number would call you back with a random phrase, as well as adding your phrase to the pool of available ones. There are also also transcription services, voicemail, conferencing, and more all accessible via a simple XML API. I recommend giving it a try if you haven’t already.