If you haven’t heard of Mailbox and use email a lot, then you should start. The app that plans to reinvent how we interact with our inboxes has gained a lot of hype in recent months, so in order to satisfy the popular demand without putting too much load through the cloud-based system it manages your email with, the developers have rather intuitively launched a reservation system for those who want to get as early access as possible.
“If all goes according to plan, Mailbox will be available for download in the App Store in a few weeks. Once it’s available, we’ll be filling reservations on a first-come, first-served basis” say Mailbox. The reason behind this first-come, first-served release method is largely due to the cloud-based servers it uses to deliver things like mail, push notifications and ‘email snooze’ [which allows you to turn off messages until a designated time]. Mailbox wants to ensure that it scales properly and is reliable for already existing users as the userbase goes up.
To get early access you need to visit mailboxapp.com/reservations and enter in the number of the iPhone you intend to use the app with. Once you do, an SMS will appear with a reservation number – which is essentially your place in line. When the app gets launched, a private code will redeem that reservation number. You will still be able to download the app, but you won’t be able to use it until your place in the queue is reached. A countdown will show you how long it will take before it reaches you [above].
Speaking of availability, the developers – known for their award winning iOS app ‘Orchestra To-Do’ – plan to release ‘in the coming weeks’ for free. They also commented on the possibility of premium features, saying that the app will always remain free but features on a for-pay basis will appear at some point in the future.
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