Innoz Makes it to Limca Book of Records As Largest Offline Search Engine

Limca Book of World RecordsTelecom startup Innoz, has made it to the Limca book of records for being the “largest offline search engine.”

The company, founded by Deepak Ravindran, an Engineering dropout and three others, has answered 1.3 billion queries from 7 different countries over its SMS based platform called Smart SMS. Users can send a query to 55444 as a text message for replies.

Innoz raised funds from Mumbai based Seedfund in April last year. The startup was incubated by iAccelerator at IIM-Ahmedabad and was also backed by Freeman Murray, MobME, Technopark and other technopreneurs.

In December last year, the company served a billion queries over its SMS platform. On 55444, also known as Smart SMS, users can receive specific answers to their questions.

Ravindran told NextBigWhat in an e-mail tht the company has 100s of millions of customers and has 20 operator partnerships worldwide. It currently works in India, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Nigeria and Thailand.

Innoz has also partnered with Truecaller, for users to be able to trace mobile numbers without an active data connection. One can send a mobile number to 55444 and trace the owner.

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