I cannot stress the title enough. I wrote about SMS forwarding back in January. Here is an excerpt from the post “sms backup and storage“.
“– Service should be dirt cheap, almost free. This needs innovation at multiple levels.
– Service should be transparent to the end user. Something like automatic backup at the gateway. Just like an email server.
– once stored, these messages should be easily browsable, searchable, taggable and shareable (fwd, download etc). “
And this is what Vakow has accomplished !!! Except the point on transparent backup which I am so glad they did not do to begin with. What I like most about the execution is “it’s so simple”. If I was to go and execute on my thoughts I dont think I could have done a better start. I was thinking too complex a system. This is way up there. Kudos to RG and Amitu for pulling this off so well.
It is still to be seen how they make money of the site. I dont know what these guys are thinking on business side but on execution side they have a great kick start. Site is doing really well as far as I could tell. Its lot of fun to spend time in shuffling though little pieces of text. Specially for someone like me; Being in US I don’t enjoy the universe of Indian texting.
Here is one joke I just read from the site:
How to catch a squirrel?
Climb up a tree & just be urself..Squirrels will come to u on their own..They just love nuts !!
While I was copy pasting this joke, I wished there was a Vakow widget for jokes. They can do all sort of stuff that applies to any social platform or micro-blogging platform like twitter or chittr. But can they remain simple ??