biNu brings web apps to the masses by turning low-end mobile phones into smartphones via the cloud.
If you have a low-end mobile phone with small screen, tiny keyboard and limited hardware capability, you might be very happy to know that biNu can turn your, er, dumb mobile phone into a smarter version via an innovative mobile app. So, yes – your old mobile (and wireless, preferably) phone can now access Facebook, Twitter, news sites, and many other web apps.
How biNu can do just that?
biNu cloud-based app access your low-end mobile phone via Java – so yes, it works on Java-based, Android and Blackberry phones that have access to the Internet. With that being said, the app works with most mobile phones made after the year of 2001 and can work effectively and efficiently even on a slower network connection speed.
The mobile app is free, but you must be aware that there are data charges coming from your mobile phone carrier. But no worries – biNu is 10 times faster and 10 times less data, so your charges can be minimized and optimized.
To install the app, you can either download the app yourself or having the download link sent to you via SMS. Just follow through the instruction given, and you are off to go.
For more information, check out the FAQ page.
Behind the scene
Founded back in 2008, biNu is the brainchild of Dave Turner and Gour Lentell, who bring their extensive experience and success in the field of wireless technology and the Internet to the table.
Why is it started-up? biNu co-founder and CEO Gour Lentell explains, “As publishers, content owners and social companies race into emerging markets looking for growth, mobile devices and mobile networks simply can’t keep up. biNu set out to give the 4 or 5 billion people who don’t have top end smartphones or reliable high bandwidth cellular networks a great mobile internet experience.”
In August 16, 2012, biNu reported that it has secured $2 million Series A fund from TomorrowVentures and other investors to build a mobile social content platform for developing world (read the press release) – and continue to grow a strong community of biNu users worldwide.
The cloud app has a total of 4.2 million users as of August 2012; and with a 10 percent monthly user growth, it will continue to make an impact, especially in countries whose residents are still using low-end mobile phones.
With extensive coverage from major tech and business publications like TechCrunch, GigaOM, VentureBeat, CNN Money, Forbes and many other media, the company is expected to continue growing in years to come.
biNu in the news
- How Zing, a messaging app, plans to grow in Zimbabwe using Caps United – Technology Zimbabwe
- Africa's Forgotten Featurephone Users – What They Use, What They Want and … – AllAfrica.com
- “Free” SMS from biNu returns. Will Econet Zero-rating restore it to former glory? – Technology Zimbabwe
- Worldreader Phone App Aims to Widen Access to Books in Africa – AfricanBrains
- Africa's feature phones are all but forgotten – BusinessTech
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