My posts often reflect on the use of the latest, greatest technologies and applications. But sometimes old technology can be applied to a problem to deliver far more important things than a laundry pickup service or home-delivered gourmet food.

And so it is with Beacon, an awesome little service that I discovered when visiting my friends at Twilio. For those who don’t know, Twilio is a developer’s communication platform. The traditional communication methodologies (voice, SMS, video, IM) are offered on the Twilio platform so that application developers can gain easy access to global communication services. Twilio is a perfect example of a vendor doing all the heavy lifting in a specific area for developers.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.