Thursday, March 15, 2012
textPlus Adds Windows Phone Support
Los Angeles-based textPlus, the developer of the popular free texting app on the iPhone and Android, has rolled out Windows Phone support, the company said yesterday. textPlus, which is venture backed by Matrix Partners, GRP Partners, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, said that the new version of the app for Windows Phone supports all of the features of its iPhone and Android versions. textPlus offers up an app which lets users send texts for free to users in the U.S. and Canada, and is very popular with users looking to avoid expensive all-you-can-eat texting plans. The app is also popular with iPod Touch users, who do not have phone service but can skill send and receive texts from their Internet-connected devices. The textPlus service works by providing a free phone number which users can pass out to friends, which delivers those text messages directly to the app. textPlus is the latest venture of JAMDAT Mobile founder Scott Lahman.