Check out this little app I whipped up for this week’s Twilio developer contest.

Send a text message to (206) 866-5924 with the syntax “<call/sms> <delay> <message>”, and <delay> minutes later, you’ll get a call or text message, rescuing you from whatever situation you’re trying to get out of.

I know similar services exist, but it was a fun little project to whip up to try out Twilio’s ridiculously simple SMS API.  All told, including registering the domain, setting up the app, writing the html, and writing the code, this took me a few hours. I could actually see fleshing this out some more - like letting people record custom messages, and charging people who want to use it more than once or twice - but for now it’s dead-simple.

Give it a try!