No smartphone? No problem.

This article was taken from the April 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired’s articles in print before they’re posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.

Deepak Ravindran wanted people with only feature phones to have access to the internet. So in March 2011 he launched SMSGyan, a service which lets you text questions — and get a real-time answer. 

SMSGyan has caught on among India’s 900 million mobile owners: by the end of 2012, it had 120 million active users and brought in annual revenues of £1.8 million. It’s partnered with Wikipedia, Bing, Wolfram Alpha and databases that aggregate health, transport or sports data. “And you can send Gmail messages, update your Facebook status or tweet, just by texting,” says Ravindran.

Read the full article on Wired UK:
http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/04/start/he-runs-the-offline-internet

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