Posted on 23-Apr-2004 21:40.
Filed under: News
The company behind AQA (Any Question Answered), IssueBits, is led by Colly Myers, former Symbian CEO.
The service promisses British mobile phone users on selected networks (currently Orange and Vodafone) can get answers to any question by texting the AQA service on 63336. Questions can be worded in any way, and within minutes AQA will return a concise answer in a single text message. Each question asked will cost £1 plus the cost of a text message, which can vary. The cost for the question will automatically appear on the customer's phone bill.
During trials of the AQA service questions have been asked about times of last trains, weather reports for the London marathon, shirt numbers of Manchester United players, recommendations for birthday celebrations, next plane to New York, best odds offered in a horse race, details of film showing times, and which restaurant to eat at next.
The AQA service works though a combination of intelligent computer algorithms, database technology and human researchers. IssueBits has also developed patent-pending technology that allows teams of researchers working from home to support and develop the AQA service and is currently recruiting senior researchers and researchers who are seeking a better work / life balance with flexible hours in a financially rewarding and challenging environment.