While smartphones have become ubiquitous in tech-savvy circles over the last few years, a significant number of people around the world still use feature phones—which often don’t have Web browsers, data plans, or third-party apps. You and I have the entirety of human knowledge at our fingertips, but feature phone users are just out of luck.
Well, not anymore.
New Jersey startup Text Engine aims to bring the Web to feature phones using an old technology we all know and love: SMS.
The platform essentially converts the Web to text messages, allowing users to get on-demand weather, news, yellow pages, flight status, and more—all without having direct access to [...]