Microsoft is developing a new Outlook companion app called 'Flow' for the iPhone [Updated]
A leak image of a download site seems to have revealed Microsoft's plans for Flow, an upcoming email app for the iPhone that could be used in tandem with the company's Outlook client. The information comes from noted Microsoft leaker "WalkingCat" (also known as "h0x0d"), who posted an image of a download page with information about Flow on his Twitter account. The description reads:
Flow sounds like a combination of a messaging app with an email client. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley notes that Flow sounds a lot like Microsoft's Skype Qik app, which tries to eliminate the jargon in communication.
Like other Microsoft technologies and services, if Flow comes to be it will likely also launch on Android and Windows 10 sometime down the road - in fact, there could be internal 'dogfooding' of such apps in Redmond. Of course, at this time, Microsoft's actual plans are unclear making this app a possible Garage experiment, or perhaps something more substantial.
Update: Brad Sams over at Neowin claims to have received a bit more information on the current state of Flow and how it will work. From Neowin:
Source: WalkingCat (Twitter); Via: ZDNet
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