It seems February 4th is the day a bunch of companies chose to break their new / updated apps to the world. Following up on Slacker for the Storm and Pageonce V2, here's the announcement from YouMail (big thanks to Ronen for the images above!):
YouMail Announces Free Visual Voicemail BlackBerry Application
Visual Voicemail Plus Offers Advanced Features for Faster and Easier Voicemail Management
IRVINE, CALIF. - February 4, 2008 - YouMail, Inc. (www.youmail.com), the mobile industry's premier consumer voicemail service, today announced the availability of Visual Voicemail Plus, its free, visual voicemail application for BlackBerry phones including the Pearl, Curve, Bold and Storm. This application provides BlackBerry users with access to un-matched visual voicemail that works in conjunction with YouMail's desktop visual voicemail service on their mobile phone or online.
"Visual voicemail is only a small portion of what voicemail needs to and can do," said Alex Quilici, CEO of YouMail. "YouMail's Visual Voicemail Plus allows BlackBerry users to enjoy the speed and convenience of visual voicemail, for free, in addition to having access to all of the other voicemail enhancements in YouMail's award winning voicemail service."
YouMail's time-saving Visual Voicemail Plus, gives BlackBerry clients access to a voicemail inbox right on their mobile phone. Useful features include the ability for consumers to do the following:
- Quickly and easily scroll through incoming voicemail messages to see relevant caller information including caller name, time of call, and length of message
- Play voicemails by simply clicking on them
- Easily share and forward voicemails as an email or post to a blog or social networking sites using a simple cut and paste feature
- Delete, archive or save voicemails, forever
In addition, customers that currently use YouMail's free and premium transcription services will also be able to read their voicemails directly from the new application, saving even more time. This feature lets users, have anytime access to voicemail, even in situations where playing or listening to a voicemail is not an option, such as when in a meeting. Further, BlackBerry customers also have access to additional YouMail features, including access to their voicemail online when they're near a desktop computer, personalized greetings for every caller, the YouMail greetings community, and community-based or personalized voicemail filtering.
"We're extremely pleased about where we've come in terms of pushing the limits of what users can get out of visual voicemail and are happy to offer an unparalleled visual voicemail experience to customers at no cost," said Quilici. "This application streamlines the visual voicemail experience for all BlackBerry phone users, and it a valuable tool for anyone who wants to get through their voicemails more quickly and efficiently."
YouMail's Visual Voicemail Plus application for BlackBerry phones will initially be available to customers running BlackBerry O/S version 4.3 or later on T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T Wireless phones. To access YouMail's free, downloadable, native application, users can go to http://m.youmail.com/ on a BlackBerry device or visit http://www.youmail.com/mobile online. BlackBerry users who are not existing YouMail customers can then sign up using their BlackBerry device and activate YouMail directly from the visual voicemail application.
YouMail's BlackBerry application was built entirely on top of its open API. The API allows developers to write their own applications that extend YouMail's offerings to handset applications, browser plug ins, widgets, and more. Further, the API provides revenue opportunities for developers through YouMail's affiliate program. This API is a first among existing voicemail applications and takes YouMail from a stand-alone service to a mobile platform. The open API is now in limited beta and to participate in the limited beta program, developers can contact YouMail with suggested application project details at firstname.lastname@example.org.