Dotgo Facilitating Text Message Services For Websites

Posted Sep 27, 2009

Dotgo is a website that allows you to receive content from text messages by sending SMS short-codes. Dotgo users send shortcodes and the name of the website that they’re interested in an SMS. Then they will receive a text message back with information. For example if you text GASBUDDY with the zip code to Dotgo’s phone number, you will get a list of nearby gas stations.

Dotgo users can also opt-in to receive text messages from regular messages such as stock quotes and game scores. The service is free for users and publishers that want an alternative for setting up their own short codes which normally runs for $2,000 per month. Dotgo plans to make money by selling analytics and debugging services.

Dotgo is a project by Scientific Media which is a New York venture firm. Scientific Media has been funded by family and friends. Scientific Media also received $700,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation. Dotgo launched at DEMO.