Amazon SNS vs Twilio

Amazon SNS
Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a push messaging service that makes it simple & cost-effective to push to mobile devices & distributed services.
Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent & complex communications systems. As your app’s usage scales up or down, Twilio automatically scales with you. You only pay for what you use - no contracts, no shenanigans.
Comparing Amazon SNS vs Twilio is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Twilio has more user-friendly interface than Amazon SNS because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Twilio is more popular than Amazon SNS

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- VoIP platform provider Twilio launches add-on marketplace (in 2016)
- Communications platform Twilio raised $130M (in 2015)
- Cloud communications platform Twilio adds WebRTC video chat (in 2015)
- Twilio acquires 2-factor authentication service Authy (in 2015)
- Twilio adds MMS messages to its API cloud (in 2014)
- Twilio and Google want to turn Google Chromebooks into call centers (in 2014)
- Twilio launches new offering to help companies deliver more messages (in 2014)

Looks like Twilio was recently more active than Amazon SNS (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Amazon SNS and Twilio meet head to head:

2016 - VoIP platform provider Twilio launches add-on marketplace to take on Amazon SNS

Twilio announced the launch of its add-ons marketplace. Using these add-ons, developers who use Twilio’s API to power the messaging features of their apps and services can easily combine Twilio’s services with those of its partners. Twilio will handle the billing for its partners and developers can access their services with a single API call. For now, Twilio is working with 18 partners, including the likes of IBM Watson, NextCaller, WhitePages Pro, Mobile Commons and Payfone.  These add-ons are available for Twilio’s Programmable SMS, Programmable Voice and Twilio Lookup services.