Email in Android App

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Re: Email in Android App

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Thanks, let's see if there's reaction to your suggestion from other users.
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Re: Email in Android App

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There is merit in the proposed strategy. It would bring the functionality of using the contacts in Epim with the message systems on the mobile platform. This would be useful if limited. It would mean that data (potentially important) is still held elsewhere which could become important when back using the PC version. It would also mean the possibility of linking items (contact to message) would not be possible, although to be fair, unfortunately this linking is not available on the mobile platform at all at present

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Re: Email in Android App

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Thank you, noted.
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Re: Email in Android App

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My personal 2 cents on android eMail/messaging: It's not worth the time and energy.

On windows eMail EPIM fills a missing hole and offers an experience far different then the available well kept major options.

On android however the device limitations fundamentally force all email clients to be a quiet similar experience. Furthermore the market is extremely saturated and nearly all email fundamentally already does what EPIMs selling point would be [staying synced between devices].

From my POV adding basic eMail to EPIM android would add a whole lot of bloat and could make it feel less attractive. Most people on android already have their go to email clients and are not looking to switch. Android has heavy built in competition as every device tends to ship with pretty decent default eMail client.

Overall I think it would take a lot of development time away from other things that need to be done and offer very little.

To sum up my opinion:
1. eMail clients are not small under takings and require a lot of maintenance. I would hate to see that much time being taken away from the current android features and desktop development.

2. There is no real demand for more email clients on android. At this point you have small groups of people who just want special niche things which are best served by dedicated developers and apps who also desire these things. Like the open message idea posted here. Would it make a good app? Yes! would it make a good feature to EPIM? I don't think so no. Apps are really not supposed to be huge do it all software. EPIM for android as it is would even likely benefit from being broken up into it's own apps and having the pro features in each one be offered cheaper as the android ecosystem encourages people to find unique apps for each task and this is what is in demand. You can look at Microsoft & Softmaker and see this. They don't offer an " all-in-one office bundle app" They offer individual apps because that is what the majority of the people in the android ecosystem want/look for. The heavy all-in-one office bundle on android are losing ground and becoming more obscure every year.

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Re: Email in Android App

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These are interesting thoughts, thanks very much for sharing!
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Re: Email in Android App

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Well well, those comments against adding the email function to Epim for Android really sound like lifting a finger to many users, and unfortunately can be interpretated by some users as a disguised attempt by Epim to justify not spending time and money to add that feature.
Anyway, I will not go further and probably will be considering flushing my lifetime licence.

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Re: Email in Android App

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That was the comment from an EPIM user if you didn't notice.
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