Re: [Y-Mail] Re: Android apps are here !
- Ok, here goes a bit more feedback.
The best bit of the mail app I think is bizarrely the address book! Having a quick access to all your yahoo contacts is great and MUCH quicker than selecting on mobile web page.
The graphical interface is also pleasant to look at, complete with all the purpleness of yahoo! The push notification is also neat, though opening up the notification always takes you to the inbox and not the folder the incoming message is being filtered into.
However, the application currently still has some serious downsides. Personally the biggest one is speed. It is SLOW in every way. Loading up, opening emails, switching between folders being the most noticeable.
There is also no offline access, making it impossible to use for those of us who commute / work in areas with no reception. The html5 version on iPhone seems to resolve this, but I wouldn't know.
The above criticisms currently prevent me from using the app on a regular basis, and I'll be sticking for now with K-9 mail app which offers a less visually pleasing but much faster and otherwise perfect online/offline IMAP access to my yahoo mail account.
However, I should end saying that this is only version 1.0, a very good start and despite its latecoming, yahoo's new support to Android is very welcome. I look forward to frequent app updates...
"GuillaumeB" <guillaume@...> wrote:
>OK having played with the Mail Android App, it works pretty well. in fact you get push notification which is cool.
>A couple of problem :
>-In batch edit mode you can't mark several messages as red
>-Also when composing a message you cannot choose the from-line email address
>The HTML5 version of Yahoo Mail is strictly for the iTouch devices, the messages will not load on Android (Kind of weird fora standard) though you also have a webkit based browser.
>Yahoo Messenger is pretty nice as it lets you sent files an d photo from you SD card.