Posted by Stuart Herbert on August 20th, 2008 in Uncategorized.

Last Thursday, twitter was forced to withdraw its free SMS alerts service to UK users. This was a big blow to us at Gradwell dot com, because we’d just started using twitter to push out service alerts to our customers.

Six days later, thanks to the power of symfony, PHP, mysql and q4m, we’ve built and launched a replacement service called This is a very simple-to-use prepay service that allows you to follow the friends of your choice on the mobile phone of your choice via SMS, and it’s now live :)


  1. [??] Aug 23th 2008 « Oceanic | ???? says:
    August 23rd, 2008 at 9:42 am

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  2. Mark Langweiler says:
    August 30th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    While looking at Cardiff sites I stumbled upon your blog. Seems that we may have several interests in common, tai chi, iaido, to a more limited extent photography. What made this unique, however, is that I will be moving to the Pontypridd area at the end of September. I’ve taken a teaching position at the unisersity. I’d be interested in getting involved with the tai chi group there. Also, is there an iaido school, or some clsses nearby?
    Sorry if this seems a bit forward.

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    September 26th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

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  5. Mike says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Hi Stuart, what’s happend to twittex, it appears to be ‘down’ ?