The first indica SMS alert. Obviously vital information.
This is pretty cool. You can now get SMS alerts from, er, me. If you want. Just send
And that’s pretty much it. It costs like Rs. 2.50 per SMS, of which I earn 70%. I’ll try to keep the SMS’s interesting and infrequent. Damn cool though. Getting an SMS service used to require hook-ups and meetings and cash, but now you can just go to ideamart.dialog.lk and register. Alternately, wunderkind Arunoda has built kodeincloud.com a far more sophisticated and easy to use solution for Etisalat.
That said, Ideamart reaches more people. How does it work? Loosely, you just register and create your SMS app, which could be voting, scheduled messages, alerts, and managing contacts. You also enter banking data and can choose some billing options, which is the real option. Sri Lanka has innovators, but laggards at telcos and banks and the Central Bank keep them from earning a living. Etisalat has been a leader in opening up opportunities, and Dialog is slowly catching up.
It’s a new format, but I’ll try to write some cool alerts, infrequently. Perhaps words of the day, or bits of interesting news, or droll observations. I dunno. I’ll try to make it not dull, and it’s certainly better than those HSBC alerts I cannot turn off. To register, just send ‘reg indica’ to 77000. Better yet, go setup an SMS app of your own (Ideamart | Kodeincloud)
This is a great time for the Sri Lankan tech business and culture. Please guys, keep the innovations coming.