Bangalore, India, May 7, 2014: txtWeb, a global open platform for text-based applications, has touched a significant milestone of one billion transactions. This milestone underscores txtWeb’s commitment of empowering individuals with access to information and entertainment with or without having access to mobile internet.
txtWeb enables mobile phone users to discover and consume information from the internet by simply SMSing keywords such as @wiki, @email, @cri, @gold, @movies etc to 51115. The platform is being used across India, with millions of mobile phone users using one or more of the 3500 active apps built by developers and businesses across India.
Chinmay Kumar Sahu, a software engineer from Odisha who sent the billionth request on txtWeb, says that he had heard about txtWeb from some of his friends and tried the @funchat app. “Though I do not have internet connectivity, txtWeb always helps me find important information or just be entertained” he added.
Managing Director of txtWeb Manish Maheshwari said “We are delighted with the success we have achieved in such a short span of time. txtWeb is the world’s largest app store for text-based apps, which works across multiple messaging platforms such as SMS, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Google Talk. It is an open platform that benefits the masses, empowering them with information and knowledge irrespective of the mobile device they use. This significant achievement would not have been possible without the faith and trust of our users, who believed in the platform and helped popularize it. I thank them for their continued patronage to txtWeb.”
With a low cost of up to Re.1/SMS, txtWeb currently is accessible on all major telecom providers including Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel, Idea & Tata.