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Smartermail android app
Question asked by Praveen Kakkera - 5/4/2019 at 2:10 AM
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Hi Team,

We want to Develop the Android App for Smarter mail, Kindly suggest the Best Framework Options for App Development.
•Framework - NodeJS, angularjs,
Database - MySQL DB/Mongo DB
HTML – HTML5
Kindly suggest the Options
  

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John Marx Replied
As an Android user and that technology have changed will this really be something profitable for you? I originally used Outlook on Android and currently am using the Android with ActiveSync right now. I know I will be switching back to Outlook with MAPI support. Not to put a damper but you also have to think about what you are going up against and if the time is right. Being that Outlook and the Android mail/calendar apps are stable and good I wouldn't think so.

With that said I know a good app would handle mail, contacts and calendaring perfectly using IMAP, ActiveSync, and of course MAPI. I left off POP3 but you probably want that even though I don't see it as something great from a technological standpoint.
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Kyle Kerst Replied
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I don't believe an application for Android would be the best focus in my own opinion. We have invested a significant amount of time and resources in improving the web interface and ensuring it is mobile compatible. Because of this, the webmail interface works sufficiently on most mobile devices and includes all of the expected functionality when using an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird. 

With that being said; the framework you choose to deploy will depend on your requirements for your application. I can confirm that SmarterMail is an entirely .NET based application and will require a Windows based server to operate. 
Kyle Kerst
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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CTL Replied

Please suggest mobile notification for fresh email. We have checked mobile interface on webmail do not have fresh email notification.  Gmail and hotmail notification sound in mobile may get alert user for immediate action. I hope you understand the situation.

Thanks
Binesh


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bathiya nawoda Replied
mobile applications provide users with similar services to those accessed on PCs, such as online banking, accessing email, or viewing their calendar. Apps are usually small software with limited function, designed for a very specific  purpose.

Mobile applications are also sometimes referred to as Web apps (although they aren’t actually the same thing), online apps, iPhone app or smartphone apps.

I asked Michael Facemire, an app developer for Forrester Research, what his take on mobile application development tools was. He had this to say:

“Mobile app dev tools are like paint brushes for an artist – they all come down to personal preference. Personally, I use some of the most well-known, like Android Studio, because they help me develop apps quickly.”
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david war Replied

Access every feature SmarterMail has to offer using any browser you want. In addition, SmarterMail was developed to work in both desktop and mobile browsers, no client install or mobile app is needed. 
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John Marx Replied
Why do we need an "app" anymore? I have Outlook and Google's apps on my phone and work with no issues.

I don't "live" in the admin side of things but I do on occasion use the browser on my phone and it works fine. An app would layer another layer of abstraction and complexity.

I cannot see having a full blown app anymore for this. Technology has changed. Everyone hates change but we have to accept it to move on. I would rather see more stability, tweaks, etc. to match the web versions of Microsoft and Google as those are the biggest areas for our customers which are all small businesses of 20 employees or less.

I can agree though a mobile app could be beneficial. The key is I don't think it should be SmaterTools doing it. Keep their developers focused on their core. Let someone, one of us, build this mobile app as they (ST) have given us all the API's to achieve this result.

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