[Wikimediaindia-l] SMS WIkipedia app in India

Asaf Bartov asaf.bartov at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 11:30:00 UTC 2011

Does ordering this content via SMS cost any money?


On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 2:39 AM, Barry Newstead <bnewstead at wikimedia.org>wrote:

>  Hi all,
> We just had a demo of an interesting SMS application called txtweb<http://www.txtweb.com/>.
> It is a beta platform that allows content developers to publish their
> content using an apps model.  It was developed by some engineers at Intuit
> as a side project a few months back.
> They have developed an app for English Wikipedia that has been rolled out
> in India.  The whole platform is India only for now.
> How it works:
> Type: @wikipedia<space><article name> e.g., @wikipedia mumbai gets you the
> Mumbai article.
> Send the SMS to 92433-42000
> Links have a letter associated with it e.g., (B)Maharashtra. If you reply
> (B) it will send you that article.
> It would be great if folks tried out the service and provided feedback to
> us (and we'll pass it on). I've set up a page on Strategy Wiki for people to
> add comments: http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Txtweb_feedback
> I'm particularly interested in how folks use such a service and whether the
> limited length of the message delivers a decent user experience.  Also, how
> would you improve the UI.
> Feel free to pass this on to other lists or groups.
> Best,
> Barry
>  --
> Barry Newstead
> Chief Global Development Officer
> Wikimedia Foundation
> Tel: +1-415-839-6885 x. 6634
> Skype: barry.wikimedia
> Twitter: @bazanews
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Asaf Bartov <asaf.bartov at gmail.com>
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