March 8, 2015
Single purpose API
PowerInbox’s original attempt to save e-mail required that users install PowerInbox alongside their email client. Although users enjoyed the app functionality within their inbox, the bothersome step of installing PowerInbox limited adoption. PowerInbox has removed the install step with the launch of its open API: Connect API.
SendGrid, a leading cloud-based email service, has announced that the company has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program giving App Engine developers a trusted third-party and non-native option for adding transactional email management and delivery services to their applications. In addition, Google App Engine customers will have access to SendGrid APIs, real-time analytics and reporting all of which are powered by Google services infrastructure.
Despite attempts to reinvent it, email is still one of the most popular ways to communicate across the internet. Developers have long been able to take advantage of Emails popularity using various libraries that support POP, SMTP and IMAP. This is fine when you have access to a publicly available web server, but for small and hobby developers this can be an unacceptable cost.