iText – SMS-based Web Services for Low-end Cell Phones

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Juan Li 1,* Justin Anderson 1 Matti Kariluoma 1 Kailash Joshi 1 Prateek Rajan 1 Pubudu Wijeyaratne 1

1. North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA

* Corresponding author.


Received: 26 Aug. 2012 / Revised: 9 Dec. 2012 / Accepted: 21 Feb. 2013 / Published: 8 Apr. 2013

Index Terms

Short Messaging Service, Email, Mobile Computing


With the development of mobile wireless technology, more people are using their smart phones to browse Web sites, do social networking, and play online games. However, a significant fraction of people in developing regions are still using simple low-end devices with limited processing and communication capabilities. Access to Internet contents and services is currently available only for Internet-enabled, Internet-capable smart devices. To address this problem, in this paper, we propose a Short Messaging Service (SMS)-based service to enable low-end cell phones to access Internet and Web services. In particular, we designed a service called iTex, allowing users to use Google web services through text messages even if they do not own Internet-enabled and Internet-capable smart devices.

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Juan Li, Justin Anderson, Matti Kariluoma, Kailash Joshi, Prateek Rajan, Pubudu Wijeyaratne, "iText – SMS-based Web Services for Low-end Cell Phones", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.5, no.5, pp.22-28, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2013.05.03


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