SOURCE: Formspring


March 08, 2011 16:30 ET

Formspring Charges Into Mobile, Letting Millions Respond From Anywhere With SMS Alerts

With 22 Million Mobile Visits Monthly, Formspring Gives Members New, Simple Way to Connect On-the-Go

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Formspring, the service that lets millions of people find out more about one another through sharing interesting and personal responses, today announced the ability for its over 22 million members to use SMS Alerts to respond to and ask friends questions from their mobile devices. With over 22.5 million visits to Formspring's mobile site every month, Formspring's launch of SMS alerts is part of the company's effort to give people new ways to respond to timely topics, fun events, or interesting insights that they want to share with friends, anywhere they may be.

Available today to all U.S. residents, Formspring's new SMS alert notifications will encourage people to respond in a timely and natural way when on-the-go. It will give members an easy, effortless way to experience Formspring. A simple to activate feature within a member's Formspring's settings, members can easily turn on, customize and control Formspring SMS alerts. By enabling SMS alerts, members can respond to a question from friends, ask friends and followers a new question, and even send out a question to get responses from their other social networks. Formspring's SMS service is free for members to activate, though standard SMS fees will apply.

"Our members have been asking for SMS Alerts so they can be on Formspring even more often and in a fast and simple way. With over 10 million responses shared on Formspring every day, we're confident SMS will allow people to share even more unique insights and personal stories with one another," said Ade Olonoh, CEO, Formspring. "The potential for mobile responses is huge, and SMS alerts are just the beginning of our efforts to support our members in responding to the world around them." 

Millions of members visit Formspring through their mobile devices already, using a number of apps and services, including many third party apps created with Formspring's API. As the company innovates around mobile devices, partners and third party developers are welcome to collaborate using the Formspring API. More information available here:

Beyond mobile growth, Formspring has continued to grow its global membership, adding over a million new members every month. With 10 million personal responses shared every day on its service, Formspring recently launched "Smiles" allowing friends to compliment a response they enjoyed. Since the launch of the feature, the site has seen members give 5 million smiles every week.

About Formspring
Based in San Francisco, CA, Formspring was founded in November of 2009 by Ade Olonoh. Formspring is a global service that encourages millions of people around the world to respond to one another in an authentic and meaningful way. It starts by directly asking people original questions and anticipating their entertaining or revealing responses. On Formspring, people can have fun, share insights and stories, and relate to the people they know or find interesting. As one of the fastest growing Internet sites in 2010, Formspring has over 22M registered members who give more than 10M responses daily.