Clickatell vs Twilio

Clickatell enables application developers to mobile message-enable their application for global bulk SMS delivery via our highly reliable SMS Gateway. Reach any customer on any mobile phone, anywhere, today
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 Clickatell 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 Clickatell has more user-friendly interface than Twilio 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 Clickatell

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 Clickatell (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Clickatell and Twilio meet head to head:

2015 - Communications platform Twilio raised $130M to keep up competition with Clickatell

Twilio, the developer-centric communications platform, has raised a $130 million Series E round. Twilio says the new round will allow it to accelerate its global expansion plans and expands its efforts to get into the enterprise. The company also says that it will likely use the new funding to ” execute on strategic opportunities such as the company’s recent acquisition of Authy.” Twilio’s innovative cloud communications platform is changing the way businesses communicate with their customers and Salesforce Ventures is excited to help Twilio continue to accelerate their growth. With this round, the company is also clearly setting itself up for an IPO. In total, Twilio has now raised $233.7 $240 million and while it’s not talking about its valuation, it’s an easy guess that we are now talking about more than $1 billion.