The most powerful 160 characters: capable of coordinating a national humanitarian operation, monitoring disease outbreaks, or keeping tabs on your medications.

More than just little messages

Long before twitter and other SMS-centric services took the developed by storm, communities in Asia and Africa were using SMS based solutions in novel ways not conceived of. From managing elections, providing real time news in a political crisis, to mobile transactions. Just as the mobile phone leap-frogged the landline in these places to unveil new and unique business and communication models for developing communities, SMS has shown itself to a resilient and widely usable technology for effective communication.

Our suite of projects

  • RapidSMS
  • ARemind
  • IAVI
  • DSRS