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Next 2 business plan
Next 2 networks people together to literally talk about the places they live work or want to visit, travel to or learn more about. With Next 2 and Google Maps you can view a location on map and see what people are saying in real-time and participate in conversation, post and exchange both public and private messages (via bulletin board system) and communicate directly with others anywhere in the world without revealing one’s mobile number. Next 2 has developed geolocation and privacy controls that allows Next 2 customers to assign geodata to a mobile number and use their next 2 identify for home/personal contacts. It allows a user to receive text message updates when info they publish is of interest to another user. The system is completely private and the two parties may talk by text messaging without revealing their identity or phone number. Since it is based on text messaging technology it will work anywhere in the world where Next 2 has established relationship with telecommunication carriers to offer this premium text messaging service to their customers. Customers that have mobile browser or personal computer may login from their phone or home – for free. Customers in the United States may enroll by sending text “next2 reg name/location” to free phone number from their mobile phone.
As success of moble2mobile delivery of more powerful handsets delivering even move massive amounts of entertainment and services increases; let’s, not forget fact 90% of market is not there! The rest of world uses SMS text messaging on cheap handsets as their computer. The market for the other 90% is astronomical. Next 2 expects to exploit this by both direct and in-direct investments in developing markets.
Next 2 is targeting bottom-of-pyramid (BOP) applications of its technology to connect urban and rural youths, small business, farmers, NGOs, NFP and GOV around common place, identity and topics of common interest or importance. Target user is woman in her 20’s or 30’s with family and helps run family business in agriculture, trade or commerce. Next 2 allows automatic matching of text messages based on location and topic. Users will be able to create mico-local social networks to talk plan and choose to act together. By facilitating discovery based on proximity and interests a network of micro-local connections can support both public discourse (at http://next2.us) and private affairs via private messaging where data is only shared between exchanging parties.
Location is the last of the big interent filters. There is Wais/Gopher protocol that allowed file discover, Then page rank, social, real-time and now of course location. The protocols that get accepted are few.
Many small farmers are currently accessing agricultural price information via sms. Mobile Banking is already second largest business and 2nd Next 2 will have direct or through licensed agents presence in each country it operates.
Since Next 2 works by sms, brower or desktop Next 2 takes desktop message and converts it to text message with real-time delivery between users mobile and desktop. Farmer in sub Saharan Africa will be able to text which would appear live on everyone desktop visiting http://next2.us and anyone could talk and he (or most likely “she” since most small farmers in Africa are women) will reply via text message.
Next 2 has executed a Framework Agreement with X s to license Next 2 micro-local social media software on the African continent. The companies will be rolling out the first service in Kenya in fall 2010. Marketing partners bear cost of marketing in exchange for equal share of per text and advertising revenue. The company is actively seeking Agents for Asia, Latin and South America. The company may enter into similar deal or strike strategic partnerships to gain acceptance in other markets. The company is working on API to allow existing social media to incorporate next 2 geolocation data to their customers.
It is believed Next 2 technology that allows social media user to set location and signal to others based on location and use of two sets of keywords is patentable. The company plans to exploit its intellectual property by offering it to others (through API) or direct through Next 2 global brand.
Location services is hugely competitive marketplace with social media titans Facebook and Twitter developing and releasing geolocation features there is a plethora of start-ups such as popular Foursquare and Gowilla as well as boutiques such as SimpleGEO and others all vying for piece of market. Twitter or Facebook could offer same or similar service in USA or foreign markets and cripple company’s own consumer offering.
Next 2 also faces significant hurdles on delivering on its promise. Customer adoption of geolocation, user-generated content and privacy controls may be insurmountable.