Bringing the Web to "Dumbphones"
Text Engine brings the richness of the entire Web by text message. Consumers can get weather, news, yellow pages, movies, flight status, and more just by sending a text message.
There are many cities in the world—even in the U.S.—where the majority of residents must use feature phones, flip phones, or “dumbphones” because they can’t afford smartphones or costly data plans, or the infrastructure of the region doesn’t support Wi-Fi.
Text Engine allows people in emerging communities around the world, as well as low-income communities in the U.S., to search the Web by sending simple text messages without requiring a web browser, internet access, or apps. That means anyone, anywhere can gain access to Google, Wikipedia, world news, and so much more.
Founders: Eric Bryant