When Ashim and I went to meet Deepak Ravindran, in his brand new office in Koramangala, little did I expect that it would dramatically change the way I looked at technology and the future of my involvement in Technology!
I met a 24 year old who not only had a killer idea, but did something about it and he sat opposite us as the CEO of Innoz technologies, the creators of SMS Gyan and 55444.in, what will be India’s biggest App store based on SMS. We were there to discuss the creation of the SMS app store, which we are currently in the process of creating, and left mighty impressed with what they had managed to achieve thus far.
A couple of days later, I got a call asking if I would be interested in working with them as an evangelist for the SMS app store – 55444.in. Now I had heard and read quite extensively about the role of an ‘evangelist’ and there was a point in my life, when all I wanted to be was an evangelist. So when this came along, it was hard to turn it down. I went and met Deepak again, and Hisam his partner at Innoz as well, and I guess they did not have to try too hard to convince me to get on board!
I am totally in love with the idea of what 55444.in can do and become for the average cellphone user in this country and I am already working to make it happen. So it is with great pride and joy that I start my work as an evangelist for the idea that I love already!
You will hear me talking a lot more about this very soon, but for now, go ahead and try SMS Gyan – send your question as an SMS to 55444 and lets see where it takes you!