Monday, September 22nd, 2008

OtherInbox showcases SproutCore again

Category: Showcase

SproutCore jumped onto the scene when MobileMe launched to much acclaim on the visual side (even if the back end couldn’t handle the load).

It doesn’t seem to be a one-hit wonder, especially in the field of e-mail. OtherInbox “provides consumers with a free email account that automatically organizes newsletters, social networking updates, coupons and receipts from online purchases”, and showcases SproutCore again.

If you are looking to build desktop-looking applications, it is worth giving SproutCore a look.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:04 am
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I’m in the beta and honestly the interface isn’t the hottest part about it. Their idea is basically ad-hoc email account creation for every service so that you can easily just cancel an email account if you want to stop receiving emails from it.

About 75% of the interface is unfinished still and not working, they are very early on (they just switched to sproutcore about a month ago)

Comment by camwest — September 22, 2008

Yes, but the idea is very promissing.

Gmail should think about that functionality..
And mayby cooperate with this project or even buy it in future.

Comment by hermanegildos — September 22, 2008

@Hermy
Gmail has a similar idea. Just prefix your email address with a “+” sign and insert any keyword you want into it and they will all arrive at your inbox. Then filter them as necessary.

hermy+nytimes@gmail.com
hermy+ajaxian@gmail.com
will all go to hermy@gmail.com

Comment by Jordan — September 22, 2008

Thanks for writing about OtherInbox on your blog. We’d like to invite you to join our private beta, and we’re happy to extend the invitation to your readers as well! Because we’re in private beta, you need to have a special URL to sign up. This URL will work for 26 invitations (one for you and 25 for your readers) if you want to post as a follow-up on your blog.

http://beta.otherinbox.com/signup/ajaxian
Please let us know if you have any questions about the service. Thanks again!

Comment by alex87 — October 2, 2008

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