I think some people might scoff initially at the idea of using text messages for anything but just chatting, but when you look at the reasoning behind focusing energies there instead of developing more apps, it makes sense to me. The apps are going to happen anyway -- there are thousands and thousands of them in the Health and Fitness categories in iTunes and Google Play alone -- but SMS is just more accessible right now and to a broader range of people. I'm not texting with my doctor yet, but I like the idea. Maybe it'll keep people from getting unnecessarily worked up by asking "Dr. Google" about a symptom instead of a real doctor.
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