Thursday, September 14th, 2006
Yahoo! Mail’s big-time Ajax upgrade finally goes live today (via TechCrunch). True to the times, it’s still a “Beta”, but it’s now open to the general public in the US and 18 international markets (from ReadWriteWeb). The company acquired Oddpost – a key inspiration for the new interface – two years ago, not long after the ominous release of GMail. The Ajax interface went into limited Beta a year ago.
- Desktop-like look-and-feel (similar to Outlook)
- Drag-and-drop UI
- Tabbed interface for multiple emails
- Calendar, integrated with Yahoo! Maps
- RSS Reader
ReadWriteWeb walks through the interface and has a podcast interview with Yahoo! Mail’s Ethan Diamond.
Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:20 pm