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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.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Our new sign-up plans.

We've made a few changes at Taykt.com, including re-opened our free signups.

Our policy has been to charge the person receiving the text message to pay for the service. We're removing that, so no-one is being charged 25p any more. Instead, you can now respond to text messages for free. What we do is give you 25 messages you can respond to each month (this is for a limited time). After that, if you need more messages, you can buy them.

The number has changed: 82958 is on the way out, and instead we use 07786-20-111-44. Which works globally, meaning we're no longer limited to the UK.

Try out Taykt.com and let us know what you think.

If you need text-in words on a short code (5 digit phone number), or you want your customers to pay for the cost of the messages, then get in touch. We can offer those services for a fee.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Using Taykt to find local information.

Premasagar, Daniel, Sym & Tom found a great use for Taykt at the Rewired State hack day last month.

As Premasagar writes: "There are 61 million people in the UK and 10 million of them have never used the Web. How would you help someone to get online for the first time? [...] The job of the Government’s UK Online Centres is to help bridge the digital divide".

They did this by building a service with Taykt. "In just a few hours, we had created an SMS text message service, which allows people to text their postcode to a short phone number, and be texted back details of their nearest UK Online centre."

We think that's a great example of using Taykt, and nicely done. We received some wonderful feedback on the API from the team which we hope to use to improve the service, and they were kind enough to say that Taykt "takes the pain out of dealing with mobile networks" and Tom described it as an excellent service. Thank you!

Read more about this project:
We're making some changes to the service to make it even easier to use, and will be re-opening our basic plans shortly.