Any recco. for free/paid alternative to Intuit txtWeb?
txtWeb was shutdown last year without a whimper. I have some applications using txtWeb & need to migrate.
If you don't know what was txtWeb, here is an example that might help you suggest alternative.
txtWeb enables one to get content from a webservice using SMS.
Lets say a farmer wants to know veggies rate in Wholesale mandi.
An app developer will make a webapp that does the job of getting veggie rates & integrates with txtWeb to offer that service on SMS.
So, the farmer will send this SMS to a txtWeb phone #
He's get response
Onion : Rs 20 /KG @ 11:00 AM, Rs. 18 /KG @ 14:00 PM
"@mandirate" is a service the developer created with txtWeb. This service makes API calls to developer's webservice to with the user specified keywords & gets the response which txtWeb send to user as SMS.
txtWeb was free to developers & the SMS rate was also standard.