Because you should…
I first tried Twilio at a Six Hour Startup event here in Seattle. While I didn’t have a specific use for it at the time, I was surprised by how easy the API is to use.
Fast-forward seven months and Twilio has an ongoing contest going to win a Netbook by building an app on their API. What caught my interest is the most recent contest to build a Twilio app on the Heroku ruby platform.
So last night I sat down and about an hour and 125 lines of code later, I had a fully functioning Twilio app deployed on Heroku using the Sinatra framework.
Really, it’s that easy - you should definitely enter the contest.