days ago, a new start-up informed me about a new service which opened the doors
today: kwiry (yup, like query), which allows you to send yourself SMS text
messages to remember things online. kwiry, a San Francisco-based startup, opened
the door of its mobile/web service this morning which lets you use your cell
phone to text personal reminders to your online account and E-Mail. People often
watch TV, read a magazine, talk to friends or see a billboard and think, 'I
should check that out' or 'I should E-Mail that to a friend.' kwiry gives you a
way to remember those things easily, with the thing you always have with you -
your mobile phone.
Anyone (in the U.S.) can use the service simply by sending a text message to
59479 (K-W-I-RY). Additionally, registered users have their kwirys (text
messages) stored for them at kwiry.com. The service quickly integrates with
other sites like Facebook, iGoogle and myYahoo.
"We built kwiry to help people remember things," says Ron Feldman, CEO of
kwiry, "but it does more than just store lists. People can easily view search
results for their kwirys from many different websites and share their favorite
results with friends."
Once people are online, one click turns kwirys into search results from sites
like Yahoo, Google, Wikipedia, Amazon and more. kwiry also lets users mark their
'favorite' search results so the best sites stay linked to each kwiry. People
can create their own community at kwiry.com with photos, profiles, and comments
or integrate kwiry into their existing social networks.
'Text it before you forget it' by simply sending a text message to 59479
(K-W-I-RY) with something you want to remember. There's no need to install new
software, learn new technologies, or pay any additional fees.
With billions of text messages being sent every month text messaging is
obviously a feature people are comfortable using but very few companies have
harnessed it. kwiry partners with advertisers and media companies to provide a
unique viral platform to drive offline audiences online.
The only drawback is, that kwiry works with U.S. carriers only -
international users are (yet) out of luck.
Cheers ~ Arne