Let me start off by saying it’s not the same Flow from the Progressive Insurance commercial. Now that that is out of the way, it looks like “confindential” information was discovered by a Twitter user that goes by the name @h0x0d uncovering a new email app being developed by Microsoft.
Flow is an email app that will work like a messenger application to deliver “rapid email conversations on your phone with the people who are important to you.” The description of the application goes as such:
“Use Flow with anyone, it’s email: Reach anyone with an email address and all conversations for you and others are also in Outlook. Together, you can use Flow and Outlook interchangeably to participate in the same conversations.
Fast, fluid, natural conversations: No subject lines, salutations, or signatures. Flow is designed for fast, light-weight conversations in real time.
Focus on what’s important: Only conversations started in Flow and their replies show up in Flow, not your whole inbox. Focus on your most important person-to-person conversations without the noise.”
The Outlook team definitely seems to have something new on their hands and after reading the description, Flow literally is a messaging app at the end of the day – with a little extra to it by being an email-like application too. Being able to use Flow and hopefully Outlook at the same time without having to switch between the apps and see who’s messaging you is pretty convenient.
As of right now, the application will be available for iOS according to the leaked document. As to when and if it will be releasing to Android and Windows devices has yet to be announced. ZDNet was able to speak with Microsoft officials about when the application will be released for iOS along with more details, but were denied comment as a spokesperson replied that they had nothing to share about Flow.
What do you think about the concept of an app like Flow? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: ZDNet