Mango – a local twitter-type SMS communicator for the masses

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Update: The name of the product is Mango – Manoparty is just the domain name

Confiz Systems recently unveiled their second product targeting the PK Market. Mango is a "SMS based social network" for the masses. It is somewhat similar to Twitter, but not focused on micro-blogging – rather they let people mass-send SMSes to their friends or to special groups.

A number of our readers are already aware of this startup, and some were quick to point out that this is very similar to Both Confiz and Chopaal were incubated out of LUMS but there is no clear indication to imply that the idea was shared.

I’m not a big SMS user, but I can see this application taking off in this market. First of all they’ve designed it so that the app will spread virally because people can sign up and sign their friends in with just an SMS. The value to heavy SMS-users is the money they save from sending fewer messages to reach most of their friends, added privacy via number protection, and a more streamlined way to communicate with each other because you can just set up a "anyone for lunch" group rather than sending out a number of sms’s to different people. Groups based on different topics of discussion just seems to make sense.

For local Twitter users, Mango and Chopaal both offer a similar system (create a group and communicate) but with a local number instead of the UK number to sms to.

An example that is very similar in a nearly identical context is SMS Gup Shup based in India – although initially called a Twitter clone, they allowed people to join networks quickly and virally through sms alone (and without going through a website registration) which has led them to gain 7-times the userbase of Twitter. SMS Gup Shup recently raised $10M in funding from Charles Rivers Ventures and Helion Venture Partners

Good luck guys and keep us posted on user uptake.

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  • Javed Ghani

    Thanks for the links. Please note mango is in private beta whereas is open to the public.

  • i think now ppl are doing in rite direction in pakistan and they are coming out with products rather than making service oriented projects only. i’ll give credit to chopaal as it gave pioneer concept in pk market. Least i know that both guyz are big names in CS department @ lums so we can expect great marketable ideas.

  • Ok I just have been using the Mango for few days now and here is my input!

    MANGO is damn slow! And honestly its very boring too!

    Osama, will you like me to write about it? (kindly email me)

  • would love to read the feedback of a consumer of mangoparty.

    ujmi, i hope osama agrees to let you write the post otherwise can you share your comments via comments here !!!

  • OH SO much Crticisim .. :@

  • Hay wait a minute guys, did you forgot one thing:

    Today, Chopaal is a delivery bomb. It takes 24 hrs to deliver an sms. thats B*******.

    May be you guys created it for Lums only….

  • And as far as Mango is concerned, could someone plz invite me there. its a beta!!!

    I cant even see the “invite me” form on the homepage. cause here is what the FAQ says:

    “We are in private beta and you need to be invited by another Mango user to start using the service or you can fill the form on our home page to get an invite.”

    where is the form?? its like “where is the pulp” advertisement!!

  • im owais any sms my personal cell no.03212203321

  • hi frnds contact my number 03124066192 my num my name sonia.

  • ap ka kisi ka bhi love ka masla ho to contact kary ao ka bhi 24 gantay hazar hai is id par contach kary waqas4455 koi masla hai ap ka dost pory tareky say hal karnay ki koshish kary ga beshak koi girl ka love ka masla ho num par bhi contact kar saktay hai 03134178109 ok thanxxxxxxxxxxx frnd

  • is goin good..
    but here are some suggestions
    plz add rss feeds too
    increase the sms per day per tag
    as i can only send 3 sms per day… its tooo low… minimum 10 sms should be allowed..
    allow memebrs to send msg online too.
    and plz acknowledge the feed back of members.
    up date your blog.

    rest its good

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