Birdseye gained a lot of attention at launch as one of the few iPad email clients built from the ground up for the iPad. In 2013 it was acquired from DE-DE by Russian tech giant Yandex and will be the basis of Yandex Mail for iOS.
What it is:
Birdseye is the first email client built from the ground up for tablets. Birdseye is a finger friendly, visual overview of your inbox with intuitive actions for each email type to cut through the overload.
How it works:
Birdseye makes use of the iPad’s stunning display by rendering full previews of your email in a beautiful visual stream. Using OpenGraph tags, Birdseye has Smart Actions let you perform tasks specific to email type right in the Inbox. Place a bid on that auction. Follow someone back on Twitter. Or unsubscribe from that annoying newsletter. All with one tap.
I led the initial concept ideation of this product and led the development of version 1.0 inside DE-DE with my partner Robert Spychala who is now Founder/CEO of Birdseye Mail.