Singapore-based software applications developer U2opia Mobile has developed a new application for mobile phones that will allow them to access Facebook on all kind of handsets, without paying for a data connection.
This new app uses Unstructured Supplementary Data (USSD) technology, which is used by telecom players to send alerts to their users that inform them about their balance at the end of call or for sending miss call alerts. This technology makes the app to access Facebook without having a GPRS connection.
"We are using USSD technology, which will enable users to access Facebook without having a GPRS connection on their phones," said Sumesh Menon, the co-founder and CEO of U2Opia Mobile.
The new U2opia app help users send and view updates on their friends' Facebook walls. If you are ready to pay Rs 1 per day, you can access full features on Facebook like viewing news feeds, commenting on or liking news feed stories, posting on friends' walls etc.