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Briefly: Inbox open-source email, Foursquare's Swarm updated for iOS

updated 11:52 pm EDT, Mon July 7, 2014

Dropbox and MIT alumni launch Inbox start-up

A new cross-platform email application start-up has been released by Dropbox and MIT alumni, billed as a "next generation" platform. Inbox offers a way to build apps that access end users' inboxes, working with Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft Exchange and more. The platform does not require the use of IMAP, and so can support a wider range of developers who can create a wider range of email tools, such as snoozing messages, or sending emails on behalf of an end user.



Inbox's sync engine is available for free on GitHub, with a few app demos on GitHub using the Inbox SDKs. Developers can currently download the Inbox engine, sync an account, and build in a local development environment. Those interested in trying Inbox out can do so by signing up through its website.

Foursquare releases update to Swarm app for iOS

Foursquare has released an update to its Swarm app for iOS, now including mayor leaderboards. A standalone app for check-ins, the new mayorship leaderboards display who among the user's friends who has checked-in to the same location or proximity as they have. The competitive quality to the feature is now limited to circles of friends, as opposed to across the service. Swarm is free to download, and requires iOS 7.0 or later. The app is also available for Android users.





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