An Israeli technology company has developed a method where old or outdated phones can run apps available only on smartphones. The system developed by the VascoDe company allows users to obtain apps with the firm’s cloud-based system that requires no downloads and uses the text-based Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), similar to the Short Message Service (SMS), Xinhua reported. Also Read - Realme GT 5G India launch confirmed for November, Realme Book coming by the end of 2021
Customers will be able to use many apps available until now for smartphone users only. However, the only difference is that they will see the apps in black and white. The USSD system does not allow access to the internet, but rather it uses the API (Application Programming Interfaces) from pages like Facebook, Gmail, and the likes. Also Read - Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM325U review: Premium design, snappy performance
VascoDe CEO Doron Mottes said 83 percent of mobile phones in the world are simple and do not connect to the internet, which means that almost four billion people in the world cannot check their email on the go. He said the difference between being able to check emails and respond to them, can make a whole difference in a world so hung up on the internet, because it can give you the possibility to respond to job offers, for example.
VascoDe’s main markets are developing countries like Brazil, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, where most of the population cannot afford internet connection or a computer, and has to rely on expensive internet shops to log on their accounts.