Xobni for Gmail enters private beta - Other platform versions coming soon

Xobni for BlackBerry
By Adam Zeis on 18 Mar 2011 01:01 pm EDT
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One of the Crack Team's favorite apps just got favoriter (not quite a word but it sounded good in my head). Xobni for Gmail has started a private beta, and just like the Outlook version, if you're a Gmail user you'll now be able to keep your email contacts in sync with your BlackBerry. The Xobni for Gmail plugin works with Chrome and Firefox and easily keeps all your contacts plugged into Xobni and up to date. You'll now have all of your Gmail contacts at your fingertips when composing emails from your BlackBerry.

"Initially, Xobni focused on providing a search and contact add-in for Outlook. Today we're much more," said Jeff Bonforte, Xobni CEO. "Our users have been telling us they needed Xobni for all their many inboxes and devices. We wanted to be there too, so we built a cloud infrastructure that unifies your contacts, enhances them with third party content, and makes them accessible from multiple touch points." 

Xobni also plans to launch their mobile application on both Android and iPhone in the coming months so if you're a multiple device user you can stay in sync across the board. Read more at the Xobni blog.

To get in on the Gmail beta, head over to xobni.com/gmailbeta to sign up. Keep reading for the full press release.

More information/download of Xobni for BlackBerry

XOBNI FOR GMAIL ARRIVES IN PRIVATE BETA - XOBNI FOR ANDROID AND IPHONE MOVING TO BETA SOON

Now busy users can connect Xobni Contacts across Outlook, webmail, and mobile platforms for a seamless contact management solution

SAN FRANCISCO - March 18, 2011 - Xobni, the relationship management service that creates rich contact profiles to help you manage all your business and personal relationships in email and mobile, today announced a private beta for its highly-anticipated product for Gmail and Google Apps - Xobni for Gmail. The product is free and helps users find and easily manage contacts. Xobni will move its Android and iPhone apps into beta for users to test within 90 days. People interested in testing any of these new products can request access to the beta versions on Xobni's website.

Xobni for Gmail (beta) is a browser plugin for Chrome and Firefox that shows up as a sidebar in Gmail and helps users search and manage their relationships effortlessly. It creates rich profiles for anyone you've ever emailed in Gmail, similar to what users have come to expect in the Outlook product. These profiles include name, picture, job title, company, and full social network details. Xobni is also introducing some new functionality never before seen in Xobni products, including relationship history, predictive autosuggest that suggests other related contacts based other people in the "to" line, and multimedia module to view social updates and insights from people in your network (example: even if you don't follow a frequently emailed contact on Twitter, their latest tweets might appear in this module).

"Initially, Xobni focused on providing a search and contact add-in for Outlook. Today we're much more," said Jeff Bonforte, Xobni CEO. "Our users have been telling us they needed Xobni for all their many inboxes and devices. We wanted to be there too, so we built a cloud infrastructure that unifies your contacts, enhances them with third party content, and makes them accessible from multiple touch points."

For customers with multiple inboxes and devices, there is now a cloud-based service called Xobni Pro that connects your contacts across multiple platforms, creating one pain-free, automatic, and comprehensive contact list. Currently, users of Xobni for Outlook, BlackBerry and Gmail will find all of their contacts and inbox insights available to them, no matter which device or inbox they are using. In addition to this new cross-platform portability, Xobni Pro users have access to advanced features for email junkies - like the ability to export all contacts to the native Outlook and BlackBerry address books, and benefit from daily Spam Rescue, which rescues and alerts you of messages that were incorrectly filtered into the junk mail folder.

Xobni for Gmail, Android and iPhone will ultimately be available in both free and Pro versions.

All products will start in private beta with increased access over time. Users who would like to help test can request access to beta versions here: Xobni for Gmail and Google Apps, Xobni for iPhone and Xobni for Android.

6 comments

Buzduganjr

Oh yes! i was looking for one of this APP ;)

KristyKay5

"if you're a Gmail user you'll now be able to keep your email contacts in sync with your BlackBerry."
I already do this with Google Synch. I guess I don't understand the purpose of this app. Or is it useful if you have multiple email accounts?

vecharo

that confuses me too. gmail users already sync both calendar and contacts. if it's just giving more fields then shouldn't it say that? OR mebbe it's the integration with outlook that's the win here.

DrewDT

Hopefully this will sync more fields than the Google Sync app does.

c0rinne

I might actually pay for this. I tried the free outlook version, but I hate outlook and much prefer using gmail for everything.

kelton

OK.... I'm ready for someone to tell me how Xobini will improve the way my BB already syncs with Gmail and contacts. If Xobini turns out to be a great app, will I need to disable the native BB gmail sync?