ProcessOne, the web communications company, today announced the availability of its TextOne messaging service on both the iPhone App Store and the Android Marketplace. TextOne is a powerful cross-platform smartphone to smartphone messaging service and community, providing users with a free alternative to SMS with enhanced features and functionality. The biggest feature of TextOne is the addition of group messaging and “reply all ability”- allowing users to reply to the full group, unlike today’s SMS services that only allow users to reply to the original sender of a group message. Every message sent and received over the TextOne service is free as it utilises the users existing data plan or Wi-Fi connection.
ProcessOne has introduced TextOne to enable users around the world to communicate with a greater number of people at the same time from their mobile phone, bridging the gap between Apple iPhone users and those with Android-based mobile handsets. As TextOne is a completely open platform (based on XMPP) it will also make it possible for users to connect with other third-party communities in the future.
“With the advances in smartphones over the last couple of years traditional SMS services are becoming outdated, as users are demanding a more real-time and interactive means of communication, said Mickael Remond CEO of ProcessOne. “With the introduction of TextOne we aim to break down the barriers between iPhone and Android users to provide them with a real-time messaging service. We are also looking at bringing TextOne to other platforms including Symbian and Blackberry in the near future, thereby creating a true cross-platform messaging platform.”
The full features for TextOne include:
· No per message cost. TextOne uses the existing data plan or Wi-Fi connection
· Group messaging with “reply all ability”
· Message traceability to avoid message loss
· Push support and offline messages
· No login required
· No need for presence or status required as TextOne delivers unobtrusive messages direct to the device
· No need for phone number use. TextOne keeps the users phone number private and makes it compliant with devices without any phone numbers, such as the iPod touch
· Integration with your existing address books
TextOne costs £0.59 to download and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store on iTunes for both the iPhone, iPod Touch and soon the iPad. It can also be downloaded from the Android Marketplace for all Android-based handsets.
Founded in 1999, ProcessOne (process-one.net) is a specialised creator of high performance instant messaging solutions. The company actively develops the instant messaging server ejabberd and offers a high level of commercial support throughout the world. ProcessOne is one of the principal providers of instant messaging solutions and real time communications services.
ProcessOne’s solution has become the benchmark in the deployment of high performance instant messaging solutions. Solutions are for enterprises who want to deploy an internal instant messaging solution with or without interconnection with existing networks (MSN, Yahoo!, AOL). They are also for online communities that want to improve the services offered to its users. Known for its robustness under heavy loads, the solution is deployed with important clients around the world for building personalised services (Meetic, Portugal Telecom, SIPPhone, Nero) and today has over 35 million users.