What is E-Yolo?
E-Yolo is a mobile app that allows users to simplify, organize and easily access their emails. People spend approximately 92% of their time on the Internet sorting through and checking their emails, which E-Yolo aims to change, by allowing users to pre-determine where your emails go by developing sorting boxes. Through the use of this app, users will no longer have to scroll through all their emails. For example, if you are preparing to go shopping you can open up the coupon group , which will include all coupon or sales related e-mails.
How does it work?
Firstly, add your email accounts to the app, followed by the creation of filters for each group, which are identified by a shape or symbol. Filters are created by words in the subject, body, sender or receiving address.
Who is E-Yolo for?
People who appreciate organization and simplicity, those who receive over 10 emails a day and spend more than 15 minutes checking their emails on a daily basis. If one of these terms describes you, then E-Yolo is the app for you.
IOS and Android Devices
Why are you creating E-Yolo?
As an aspiring Entrepreneur and recent grad student, I receive hundreds of emails each day from many different sources, many of which are school or job related, coupons, meetings, family or friends and many from retailers that I frequent. It has become very time consuming having to check my email, while managing my full time job, school, start up projects and my personal life; therefore I needed a way to manage and simplify my inbox. After discussing this with my coworkers, friends and family, I realized that I wasn’t alone and many people are facing the same problem, so the E-Yolo app idea was created.
Why do we need your help?
Building an app is a pretty big commitment; conceptualization, visual development and marketing. We started this app project late last year, we're near completion with our Android and iOS version. We are seeking funding so we can take the time needed to upgrade the user interface and code to Android 4.2, iOS7 and to marketing the E-Yolo app on the Android and IOS platforms. With your help, we will be able to launch E-Yolo a e-mail App that actual works for you and you will actual use.
As you can see from our video and screenshots, we have managed to create a working Android and IOS version of our app. Both versions are the result of the initial idea phases and serves as the proof that it is possible. We need your help to enable us to finish the app at the highest standard, and create a better User Interface. which requires a significant number of hours and some extra knowledge. The funding will work two fold, as well as helping us financially. Overall we want this app to live up to its motto by simplifying your email. With your pledge today we can achieve everything we set out to do- plus make new friends along the way. As backer you will also be able to be beta testers and help us enormously with building on what we have started. We want to listen and respond to suggestions from you on our user interface, functionality, and designs.
Create email Groups
Multiple email accounts
Custom email accounts
Filter tool for groups
Save emails to favorite
Setup friendly reminder on an email
Access to email contact
See email details
I am a recent graduate student of NYU Polytechnic and an aspiring entrepreneur who craves innovation. I currently have 2 apps in the App market- ‘ThenTagIt’ and ‘xLock’ which functionality were limited since I did it on my own.
User will enter his account(s) information and create mail groups for each account, the app will periodically check for new mails in each account and if any mail matches a group rule, the mail is entered into local inbox. The app will display new emails in each group with some form of notification, selected by the user. The app accesses the list of emails and categorizes them into groups based on their content. The app will display all possible shapes on the home screen. If a shape is valid, when touched, it will expand and open the corresponding mail list for that category. If shape is invalid, we will display the configuration window for that particular shape where the user will be able to set the filter rules for that shape.
Where the group of shapes expands or become bigger when I touch the screen. When the shapes expands it will show the number of unread emails in that group within the same shape.
User can access up to 5 e-mail address with this app, the sources are Yahoo, MSN, Gmail, AIM, Hotmail, AOL, and iCloud. The app will utilize the IMAP protocol.
If I make a group called “Coupons”- then I can pre-set any email with the word “Coupon” in its subject area to go into the coupon group. All email accounts that have the word coupon in the subject area of a e-mail, will go into the same group.
Apart from displaying emails, we will need a composer interface so the user can reply directly from within the app. See read, unread, favorite list, create reminders to read email, forward emails and delete unwanted messages. Once deleted from the app, the message is also deleted form the inbox and can be found in that inbox trash area.
Only you can help us make this happen!
Our goal is to raise $10,000. Anything we raise over $10,000 will allow us to develop the app on other mobile platforms (ie. Blackberry, Windows etc.), and include any additional features we come up with during this process. Should we surpass our $10k goal, we'll have bonus awards!
If we reach $20,000+ ($10,000 over our goal): We will be able to create a version that works on the Blackberry platform.So, for everyone in Pledge $10 and up, will get an exclusive "Surprise Backer T-shirt"
If we reach $35,500+ ($25,500 over our goal): We will be able to create a version that works on the Windows phone platform. Why Windows and Blackberry Phones? We want all our backers to be able to use E-Yolo. So, for everyone in Pledge $1 and up, we will PASS IT FORWARD and spend 4 weeks this summer sharing our knowledge by hosting a "Learn to develop App" class for under privilege kids.
Rewards the other designs is a surprise :)
Note: Backer banners that will be shown in the Apps must be Rated E, for everyone.
Risks and challenges
With the Android and IOS version almost done we are confident we have cleared up all technical hurdles. With your help we will be able to get the expertise needed to create a innovative User Interface that you the user will love. We have a unique skill set and have worked hard to overcome many hurdles, with plans to get over the hurdles that are yet to come. We are prepared for any challenge that many come forth, and we hope that you will come along for the ride, by backing us, not only with your money, but with your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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