It seems the world is moving towards the mobile at a rate that even the traditional web platform could be under severe competition. Indian SMS GupShup is growing at unbelievable rate. The Kenyan Jumuika Mobile that we discussed few days ago is also promising, if well funded. We think this ecosystem has many promises.
SMS GupShup, an SMS based Twitter-like service in India is announcing a number of new milestones today, including that it is processing over 2 billion messages per month (up from 480 million messages a month a year ago) and is adding over 1 million members per month.
Jumuika Mobile is a Kenyan based mobile marketing company founded in 2009. Jumuika is a service that pays you each time you receive SMS ads on your phone. We also pay you when your friends or friends of your friends receive these SMS’s. What’s more? The SMS will be of your specific interests and delivered to your phone at the time you choose.
Jumuika is an opt-in (permission-based) mobile advertising service is owned and operated by Jumuika Media solutions, a company based in Kenya. Jumuika Media solutions provides technology-based marketing solutions to small and large organizations within East Africa. Our unique platform and industry expertise provide the tools and knowledge for your business to open a personalized communication channel with new and existing customers. This method of targeted, permission-based, context-driven marketing has been proven to yield great results! How it worksRegister with Jumuika.co.ke. Enter your mobile number, choose the categories/interests that you wish to receive ads about, and specify the number of ads and the time you wish to receive them and you can keep yourself informed wherever you are!