[Wikimediaindia-l] SMS WIkipedia app in India

Arun Ramarathnam arunram25 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 18:47:05 UTC 2011


First impressions, the tool has great potential.

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 6:09 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.

 Just test drove the tool on my Nokia phone and here are some quick

Easy to use
Hyper link lookup with reply is useful.
Indic support is missing though phone does.
Has potential to support FA, DYK, In the news, On this day features.

> 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
Have detailed more suggestions in detail in the strategy page.

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