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October 20, 2011

InboxFever – Innovative Apps Powered By Email

Why waste time searching for directions using Google Maps or reviews on Yelp when InboxFever can do the heavy lifting for you? InboxFever is a web-app that you can use to find the answers you’re looking for without leaving your email inbox. Just send a query to a special InboxFever email address and you can expect an immediate response with whatever answer you’re looking for. With InboxFever, you can get directions, reviews, and stock quotes delivered directly to your inbox without having to waste time sifting through content online.

The number of ways that you can make use of InboxFever is increasing every day, as more and more applications are added for users to choose from, but the gist of the application remains the same. When you use InboxFever, you can accomplish tasks from right inside your email inbox. Let’s say your wife asked you to find a sushi restaurant to take the kids to for dinner. Send an email to [email protected] with a description of what you want in the subject line—such as Los Angeles, Sushi—and a list of options from Yelp will arrive immediately in your inbox. The same goes for driving directions; InboxFever’s Google Maps app can get you going to the right place in just a few seconds’ time. InboxFever can also help with business-related tasks. Convert a document to a PDF by emailing it to [email protected] or get stock quotes quickly by typing a company’s stock symbol into the subject line of an email and sending it to [email protected].

From a business perspective, InboxFever is a tool that developers can use to build their own applications that can be run through email networks. Although the application’s gallery of featured apps is small right now, it will continue to grow as developers begin building more new products to showcase on the InboxFever site.

Practical Uses:

  • Find the best Chinese restaurants in your town
  • Convert a document to PDF
  • Get directions to your daughter’s ballet recital
  • See how your stocks are doing without leaving your email inbox

Insider Tips:

  • Developers can use the API to add email functionalities to their own apps
  • People can email [email protected] to search for a specific InboxFever app
  • Users can email documents to have them printed at a specific printer
  • Developers will be able to sell the products they create on the InboxFever site

What we liked:

  • InboxFever is great for people who work at businesses that limit which websites they can visit
  • People can get quick answers to simple questions, such as directions or stock prices
  • Developers who have good ideas about how to take advantage of InboxFever’s technology can build their own apps
  • InboxFever can be used by people who don’t have access to basic websites on their mobile phones

What we didn’t like:

  • The number of applications available through InboxFever right now is still very limited

Alternatives:

  • None

Company Info:

  • Launched: August 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Founded by: Doruk Aytulu and Joshua Thorp
  • Web site: http://inboxfever.com

Costs:

  • Free for users

Comments

  1. Thanks for the writeup Stephanie! I totally understand the criticism. Very cool stuff is coming up very soon, we are working with few selected companies and developers and soon our users will have more email applications to chose from. Good luck with Appvita!

    Doruk
    co-founder, InboxFever

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    Thank you a lot and I’m looking ahead to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  4. I really like it when people get together and share ideas.
    Great blog, stick with it!

  5. Let me start out by saying I have worked as both
    a dispatcher and police officer in Wisconsin and we
    weren’t allowed to give out this information to anyone other than law enforcement personnel.
    Use in connection with a civil, criminal, administrative or arbitral proceeding.
    Street crimes have increased dramatically over the years, websites providing license plate lookup could
    prove to be useful tools in combating these crimes.

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