txtWeb scales a peak
Records 10 million mobile users in India
Bangalore, India | May 17, 2013
txtWeb, an open platform for SMS based applications, has touched a significant milestone clocking 10 million mobile users in India since it was launched in February, 2011. txtWeb, a one stop solution for users to access information specific to academic content, social networks, sports, latest news, financial tools, fun games and more via sms, has been democratizing access to information from the internet. Currently, the txtWeb platform has 3000+ apps, built by more than 250 organizations, publishers and developers.
Sridhar Kumar, a student who is the 10 millionth txtWeb user says that he had heard about txtWeb from some of his friends and tried the ©railstat app. “Browsing through the platform, I discovered quite a few really interesting apps like ©smsbox, ©jokes, ©fbchat and so on. It’s a great source of information especially when you don’t have access to the internet,” he added.
“We are delighted with the success we have achieved in a short span of time. txtWeb was conceptualised to allow users to capitalize on the power of the internet – without having to log onto the internet itself. Users are empowered with information and entertainment regardless of their choice of mobile device. Since launch we have engaged extensively with the developer community to constantly innovate and bring the best and most interesting apps onto the txtWeb platform. This 10–million milestone is a tribute to the combined efforts of the txtWeb ecosystem of users, developers and businesses, who have worked in close partnership to popularise this platform, ”
said, Manish Maheshwari, Director, txtWeb
Stating that, India had approximately 900 million mobile phone users of which more than 600 million mobile phone users do not have access to mobile internet, Srividhya Ramarathnam, India Business Head, txtWeb, said “We see huge potential to help the masses without access to the Net. But, interestingly we are also finding that the convenience of txtWeb has made it a platform of choice – even for those who have mobile internet since it is a more convenient way to get a specific piece of information in seconds.”
A user can think of txtWeb as a SMS based browser, where one can get any information just by SMSing keywords to 92665 92665. Some of the key apps on the platform are ©CRICBUZZ– an app to get the latest cricket scores and updates, ©WIKIPEDIA to get the information from Wikipedia, ©STOCKTIP to get latest stock tips and trends, SMS ©PNRALERT (pnr number) to know the PNR status of your train tickets status and so on. txtWeb has also recently launched an android app for smartphones that comes with the top 150 active apps from the txtWeb platform.
txtWeb is one of the fastest platforms to make content and services available to a potential user base of billions. Several companies such as CricBuzz, MCube, Make My Trip, and EdServe have leveraged the txtWeb platform to deliver their content and / or services to a large number of mobile users. txtWeb also constantly engages with the developer community in India and organises annual app developer contests like App2Fame and CodeWarriors.
txtWeb is an open platform for SMS based applications, launched in India in 2011. The platform democratizes access to information, making it free, quick and easy with the most basic mobile phone with no GPRS or data plan. A user can think of txtWeb as a SMS based browser but much more accessible than web browser and get any information just by SMSing keywords to 9266592665. txtWeb is one of the fastest platforms to make content and services available to billions. Deploying existing content via a txtWeb site takes only 5 minutes. Creating and deploying an SMS–based app on txtWeb usually takes about 5 hours.
With a strong developer community and powerful user base, txtWeb is currently being used all over India across 1000 cities and towns. We have more than four million monthly mobile users using one or more of the 3300 monthly active apps built by developers and businesses across India. For more details please visit:www.txtweb.com
For more information, please contact
Sathi Dutta : +91 9945033155
txtWeb | Intuit India
Prasad Karat : +91 9379915373