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Google open sources reMail

Mar 08, 2010, 22:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Following its recent acquisition by Google last month and removal from the App Store, reMail has now been released to the open source community. According to reMail founder and Gmail Product Manager Gabor Cselle, the iPhone OS mail client is being open sourced because he and his team will instead be focusing on other projects at Google. 'As someone who is passionate about mobile email, my hope is that developers interested in making email-related apps can use reMail code as a starting point,' said Cselle.

"The reMail application allows users to download all of their email to their phone and search through it offline. The developers claim that the application is up to five times faster than the built in Mail.app when, for example, connecting to Gmail accounts and say that reMail only uses approximately 5 MB of space for every 1,000 emails it stores. Support for reMail is currently being phased out and will no longer be available at the end of March."

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