Textingly Lets Companies Manage Their Text Messaging Efforts

Launching this afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Textingly aims to enable businesses to interact with their customers via text messages as easily and cost-effectively as possible.

Textingly provides businesses with a texting address, a browser-based management console and a set of APIs to create immediate dialog with customers using text messages, arguably still one of if not the most popular ways of digital two-way communication.

Textingly’s tools integrate into channels companies potentially already use to reach their customers, significantly lowering the barrier to entry. Channels that Textingly can be plugged into include Facebook, Twitter, email and CRM platforms.

From event reminders, to discounts and promotions, Textingly aims to make the process of using texting to directly reach customers with targeted, timely information simple and cost-effective.

Textingly was presented by founder and CEO David Dundas, who has quite a bit of experience in the mobile online video and social network field under his belt. Dundas previously founded You Are TV, You Are Media and Social Cord, and before that worked at mobile startups like Thumbplay and Flycell.

Feedback and Q&A:

Josh Williams: would have loved to see more actual demos than the back-end. The user experience is more interesting than that, so would have liked to see more of that.

Philip Kaplan: product was really cool, presentation was really boring.

Chris Fralic: Focus more on the consumer side of this, what they can expect to get out of it.

Jeffrey Bussgang: Honestly, I thought it was weak. Hate to say it, but I think the functionality is very ‘me too’. There’s no wow in what you showed.