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Taykt lets you create a text-in word, so that anyone who texts your word to 82958 will get your message straight back to them.

Great for putting on posters, or anyplace that someone might want to act on your word there and then.

Get started at http://taykt.com/

Taykt is a UK-only service at the moment.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Did you know you can use Taykt to run a poll by SMS?

Well, you can. It is quick to set up and incredibly flexible. Below are the steps involved in running a mobile poll on Taykt. For our poll, we'll consider whether people prefer Ant or Dec (a silly example as of course everyone prefers Ant. No, wait, is it Dec?).
  1. Create an account, if you don't already have one, providing your first option as your text-in word and the reply people will receive when voting for this option. We'll start with Ant.

  2. Now, create your other poll option, Dec.

  3. Advertise your poll

  4. To check how your poll is going, simply log in and your dashboard will show how many votes the different options have received.

  5. When the poll is complete you can update the reply message so people know the poll is closed.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

We've added email reminders

We now send an email reminder on Friday mornings of words which are due to expire in the next 7 days and links to renew them for another month. Words receiving texts will automatically roll their expiry date for another month and so they will not appear in the email.

To unsubscribe from these mailing, there is a link at the bottom of the mail each week or you can log on to Taykt and disable the mailing on the settings tab.

Let us know what you think.

North Atlantic Radio

North Atlantic Radio, a podcast by Brian Suda and Matt Riggott has a great review of Taykt and our API. You'll find it in Episode 7.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Website Changes

We've been working with Danny Hope to improve the user experience when visiting Taykt, and Ellen de Vries to improve the copy in places. To date this has involved an initial set of user testing to get a baseline of what people understand of the service, a rather major redesign of the site to vastly simplification of the look,feel and user interaction, and a second set of user testing plus some final tweaks.

We're happy with the progress so far and have really enjoyed working with Danny and Ellen. We're going to stand back from making anymore changes for a little while and concentrate on some other areas.

If you have any feedback, positive or negative about the site, we'd love to hear it.