Twilio is now a member of Amazon Web Services’ marketplace, expanding its reach to developers who are looking for a cloud communications API to tap into. To further incentivize potential customers, it’s also offering $20 in “Jump Start” credits, which can be used to create services like in-app dialing, conference calling, group texting, two-factor authentication, and more.

Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio, suggests that the both his company and AWS’s usefulness to developers are intertwined. As applications are created, they’ll need a place to host it that is also reliable and can quickly scan to meet the demand. And if it’s looking to incorporate a communications element to it, tapping into a stable API is also important.

The solution that Twilio is offering on AWS jumpstarts the ability of developers and enterprises to better serve their customers by providing flexible cloud-based communications. With all the innovation in both the AWS and Twilio communities, we can’t wait to see what developers will build.

In a way, you could see today’s deal as being similar to what Twilio did with Parse in November. It also falls in line with Lawson’s vision of encouraging developers to build solutions to services instead of relying on vendor offerings.

Twilio and AWS are certainly no strangers to each other. In fact, Twilio uses it to host all of its computing functions, including telephony infrastructure, and to provide connectivity between HTTP and the public switched telephone network (PSTN) through its API.

If you want to take advantage of this relationship, Twilio has set up a page with more information.

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