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DOTGO Visits India and VAS Asia 2013

Posted: July 24th, 2013
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VAS Asia 2013

DOTGO is back from a fantastic visit to VAS Asia 2013 in Gurgaon, India, where we joined the major forces in the APAC region’s mobile industry to exchange new ideas on boosting India’s burgeoning mobile VAS landscape.

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with others who share our strong vision of going beyond traditional mobile VAS boundaries and paving the way for fresh, innovative ideas like DOTGO to revolutionize India’s mobile VAS ecosystem.

It’s always inspiring to learn about the many compelling mobile projects people are working on around the world, and in turn we were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for completely novel SMS solutions like DOTGO; which stood out as a unique, cutting-edge strategy for enhancing user experience while creating new revenue streams.

On the heels of this visit, we’re more confident than ever that the mobile VAS landscape in India is poised to experience significant growth and transformation, and we’re very excited to be at the forefront in helping to drive this evolution.  Stay tuned!

Cheers,

The DOTGO Team

 

 

DOTGO Takes Part in Changing Lives Through Mobile at UN

Posted: June 28th, 2013

United Nations, June 21, 2013

 

We’re honored to have taken part in the first annual Changing Lives Through Mobile conference at the United Nations last week—a truly inspiring event that brought together people from many industries, including non-profits, mobile carriers, and content developers.

The result was a collaborative showcase of the innovative mobile strategies that are positively impacting the social and economic transformation of developing countries.

We had the great pleasure of learning about many fantastic mobile projects around the world, and look forward to continuing the discussions we began with new friends and collaborators.

Thanks to ChangeCorp and the UN for the invite, what a great event!

Cheers,

The DOTGO Team

 

DOTGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!! DOTGO launches SMS Soccer Play-by-Play

Posted: June 28th, 2013

 

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The World Cup is right around the corner, and we’ve got some great news for all our fellow soccer fans out there who can’t watch the big games live—relief has arrived, in the form of our new DOTGO Play-by-Play SMS service.

In the first ever SMS application of it’s kind, DOTGO Play-by-Play allows you to follow soccer games live via text message commentary on your mobile device.

This isn’t just a few automated goal alerts—this is live game commentary custom written in real-time by soccer aficionados. We’re pretty excited about it, and so are the thousands of soccer fans who’ve already been trying it out.

Here’s how it works—if you’re a Tigo subscriber, you can text in the domain name “futbogol.com” to the DOTGO short-code in your country.  In response, you’ll get an SMS menu from where you can opt-in to the game(s) of your choice.

Once the match begins, you’ll start getting play-by-play text messages—or play-by-texts—whenever anything important happens during the game.  Gustavo getting a little rough?  You’ll know as soon as he gets that yellow card.  Müller miss a shot just wide?  You’ll be in the loop.  And of course, the all-important GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!!

We’re careful to strike just the right balance—where you’re in on the most important live action, but your phone isn’t blowing up with texts every time the ball changes possession or Balotelli takes his shirt off.

You can also text in anytime for the current score, yellow/red cards, team line-ups, substitutions, head-to-head records, polls, and to pause or resume the play-by-texts.

And the news gets better—DOTGO Play-by-Play is already live in Colombia, Guatemala, and Honduras, with more countries on the way, so you can already get in on the live action during World Cup qualifying matches, international leagues and cups like the Confederations this week, and more.

Check out a few of the DOTGO Play-by-Texts below, received by fans during the UEFA Championship game…

 

So far, the feedback we’ve been getting after games has been dramatic—lots of fans texted in to tell us they need this service for when they’re stuck at work during a big match without TV or internet access.  Other fans said that certain games aren’t broadcast locally in their area, and that DOTGO Play-by-Play is their only way to follow those games live.

We’ll detail the feedback and statistics from the last game in our next blog post, so stay tuned!

So, what do you do if you aren’t a Tigo subscriber?  Well, you might want to become one!  But don’t fret—we’re working to bring more carriers on board so we can bring live Play-by-Texts to soccer fans everywhere.

In the meantime, email your carrier and tell them you want DOTGO Play-by-Play!

Cheers,

The DOTGO Team


DOTGO in Miami this week for Mobile VAS Forum 2013

Posted: June 12th, 2013

 

 

 

 

Mobile VAS Forum 2013 is being held this week in Miami, and DOTGO is excited to be participating!  The conference is being held at the Miami Hilton Downtown Hotel on June 11th and 12th.

Mobile VAS Forum is a great event focused on VAS and Messaging experiences, and brings together the key players in the mobile industry from all around South, Central America and the Caribbean to discuss the best strategies for increasing revenue for mobile operators.

Stefan Gromoll, CEO and Co-founder of DOTGO, is attending both days of Mobile VAS Forum 2013.  If you’d like to set up a meeting with Stefan during the event, contact us at contact@dotgo.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Miami!

Cheers,

The DOTGO Team


FurtherEdTV Talks With DOTGO Founders

Posted: May 9th, 2013

A few weeks ago DOTGO founders, Kenneth Lanzetta and Stefan Gromoll, sat down with Micah Bochart of FutherEdTV.

Here’s what Ken and Stefan had to say about astrophysics, cosmology, and text messaging.

NYC SummerStage SMS App

Posted: May 9th, 2013

We recently developed an SMS app for the NYC Hack SummerStage Mobile Apps Competition. Here’s our submission video!

DOTGO Launches in Sri Lanka on Mobitel

Posted: April 11th, 2012

DOTGO has launched on Mobitel in Sri Lanka with foursquare!

Mobitel customers can begin using foursquare SMS as soon as they link their phone and foursquare account together here: http://mobitel.dotgo.com/en_lk/site/foursquare.com/

foursquare SMS allows anyone with a text messaging-capable phone to check in, find friends, leave tips, and follow brands and people, all without needing a data connection or smartphone.

Once linked, Mobitel users can access foursquare by texting “foursquare.com” to the phone number 4777.

More information on how to link your Mobitel phone with foursquare SMS can be found here.

DOTGO Launches in Indonesia with foursquare

Posted: March 21st, 2012

DOTGO has launched in Indonesia! Kicking off our expansion into Southeast Asia, we’re launching foursquare SMS on Telkomsel.

Details of the DOTGO Telkomsel foursquare service can be found here and here.

Telkomsel customers can link their foursquare account to their phone here, and can access foursquare by texting “foursquare.com” to the phone number 368266.

foursquare SMS allows anyone with a text messaging-capable phone to check in, find friends, leave tips, and follow brands and people, all without needing a data connection or smartphone.

More to come!

DOTGO Launches in Paraguay

Posted: March 19th, 2012

As we mentioned last month, we’re very focused on DOTGO’s international expansion, and are excited to announce the next country we’re launching in – Paraguay! We’ve partnering with Tigo Paraguay to bring DOTGO’s service to all of their subscribers there.

Details about DOTGO’s service in Paraguay on Tigo can be found here.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to hear where we expand to next!

Announcing: International Expansion, Tigo Partnership

Posted: February 21st, 2012

We’re incredibly excited to announce our international partnership with Tigo, one of the top carriers in Latin America and Africa. Tigo subscribers in Colombia can now access DOTGO by texting any domain name to COM (266). In the coming weeks, DOTGO will be accessible by Tigo subscribers in 13 additional countries. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we continue our international expansion. To find out more about DOTGO’s service in Colombia, visit:

tigo.dotgo.com/es_co/

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