PRLog - Jan. 28, 2013 - 28th January 2013
Plustxt releases new messaging service in Kannada and the world’s first cross language texting in 7 Indian languages
Plustxt is a messaging app from the Bangalore based company which focuses on the real needs of messaging users. Plustxt features a very innovative approach to addressing non-English SMS users by incorporating multi language messaging - it is the fastest proven method of text input. Plustxt addresses three major issues that present texting apps lack namely privacy, ubiquity and language interactivity.
Plustxt is as fast and as easy-to-use as any other messaging app. Plustxt also features a very innovative approach to addressing non-English texting users by incorporating multi language messaging by intelligently transforming the letters into text in the user’s language.
With over 65% of Indian and over 80% of global mobile user base not literate in English, this feature is expected to be extremely useful and popular. The languages currently on offer on Plustxt are –
Plustxt will also be shortly available in Arabic, Bahasa, Thai, and several other languages.
Apart from these Plustxt is a robust messaging platform which has privacy controls like recall of a message sent to a user and access controls. It is also available on tablets too. Plustxt is available today on the Android Play Store (https://play.google.com/
While releasing the app today, actor Chetan, who sent the first Kannada message to Plustxt CEO Pratyush said “I am excited to be a part of launching Plustxt, a facility that helps access free, written Kannada from our fingertips.
Although technological advances in India can often enhance the lives of the economic/educational elite and overlook the potential capabilities of the majority, Plustxt is different as it combines a contraption of the privileged with a language of the people.
As a hyphenated identity myself, I find an especially strong connection with this facility. Though I was born & raised in the United States and received an international-
I am confident and hopeful that Plustxt can help do the following: 1. increase the total use of the Kannada language; 2. decrease the bits of our conversations lost in translation or miscommunication;
Pratyush Prasanna, CEO of Plustxt mentioned, “Almost everyone talks in their mother tongue or a mishmash of languages. Plustxt addresses that segment. Now users can talk in Hindi + English, Kannada + English – or any other mix of languages that they are comfortable with. The phone no longer is a detriment to talk in your own tongue – but helps you communicate freely in your own language.”
Plustxt was founded in 2012 by alumni of IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIM Calcutta. The founders have a strong messaging experience and worked together in creating India’s largest social network on SMS in the past. Plustxt also has been voted as one of promising Android apps by blogs as well as Android developers.
The multi-language messaging feature in Plustxt is powered by language platform from their partner Reverie Language Technologies. Reverie is a Bangalore (India) based hi-tech start-up which provides a multi-lingual platform in over 35 global languages. Reverie’s language platform delivers among the best user experience in the world at extremely low memory footprints and has been conferred with several prestigious awards. More information about Reverie’s platform can be found at - www.reverie.co.in
For details contact:
Pratyush Prasanna: 9741706233 (English)
Shilpi: 9886849936 (Kannada)