Next-generation email platform (pre-launch)

#5 Product of the DayJuly 07, 2014
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Jonno Riekwel
Jonno Riekwel@jonnotie
I'm happy to say that I've been designing for them. The docs and portal that people will see once it's released.
Brady Swenson
Brady Swenson@bswen · Technologist. Designer. Photographer.
I try every legitimate looking attempt at an inbox improvement / alternative. The API looks good. Looking froward to trying out the client.
Justin Fowler
Justin Fowler@somewhatjustin · Business Analyst,
@bswen It'll be interesting to see how it stacks up vs. Google's upcoming API.
Brady Swenson
Brady Swenson@bswen · Technologist. Designer. Photographer.
Geoffrey Weg
Geoffrey Weg@geoffreyweg · Betaworks, TechStars, White House
Michael Grinich
Michael GrinichMakerHiring@grinich · Co-founder & CEO @ Nylas
Michael from Inbox here. We've spent a lot of time working to get the API semantics right, to be both backwards compatible and support modern development. One big benefit of using Inbox vs. Gmail's API is that Inbox also works with Yahoo! Mail, Outlook/Hotmail, Microsoft Exchange, and may more coming soon. Plus it's open source, so you can run it yourself. :) Anyone here should feel free to ping me with questions. I'd love to hear feedback about the docs, and can set you up with an invite to the hosted version (think Heroku) which is coming soon.
Matt Lanham
Matt Lanham@mattlanham · Founder of
Looks pretty similar to
Erik Torenberg
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
CC'ing @mickhagen who will be interested in this.
Mick Hagen
Mick Hagen@mickhagen · Founder, Mainframe
Yeah generally I think it's exciting -- good step forward. IMAP is broken and people like Inbox are making it easier to innovate on email. Gmail opened up their API a few weeks ago which was a similar step. In practice, this is very similar to It's also similar to an open source project we released a few weeks ago called Switchboard, -- however Inbox's licensing is way more aggressive (and somewhat annoying).