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txtWeb ascents fresh heights, sledgehammers one billionth mark


txtWeb, a global open platform aimed at text-based applications, has touched a momentous milestone of one billion transactions. This landmark from its barrio underlines txtWeb’s commitment of empowering individuals with access to information and entertainment with or without having access to mobile internet.

txtWeb empowers mobile phone users to ascertain and consume information from the internet by means of simply SMSing keywords such as @wiki, @email, @cri, @gold, @movies etc to 51115. The platform is being used across India, braced with millions of mobile phone users using one or more of the 3500 active apps built by way of developers and businesses across India.

Chinmay Kumar Sahu, a software engineer from Odisha who sent the billionth request on txtWeb, articulates that- he had overheard 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 supplemented.

Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director, txtWeb alleged that “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.”

Braced with a low cost of up to Re.1/SMS, txtWeb currently is accessible on all key telecom sources including Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel, Idea & Tata.


Jawed Akhtar

A Journalist by interest and a Music Enthusiast by passion. Wedded to Mother Nature, Jawed indulges his aesthetics in travelling and reading books of varied genres. Having covered News stories for top Dailies in his formative years, that is, he is game for tryst with Technology at Techmagnifier.

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