Sticking to the theme of messaging, I recently stumbled across ‘Raindrop’, a Mozilla Labs project meant to act as an open design process in building a better, more personal and useful way of participating in your existing communications. According to the team behind Raindrop, it’s built on a web messaging platform designed to push the limits of browser based applications. Sounds interesting.
As this project is in it’s very early stages, and a hands on is impossible to come by, I’m going to exhibit a little lazy editorial and include the product brief from the Raindrop site.
What Raindrop does:
Raindrop takes messages from social networking services, advertisers, and Twitter, and organizes your mailbox according to importance.
- Raindrop is the meeting point of your social web.
- Raindrop imports and organizes your messages and notifications.
- Raindrop creates a hierarchy of importance in your messages.
- Raindrop works with other messaging services besides email, such as Twitter
- Raindrop knows what is a message from your friends and family and what is a service notification from things like Twitter
Exciting stuff. More info here…