Microsoft appears to be developing a new and lightweight email client that can be used in tandem with its Outlook app. The app, called Flow, is apparently in internal testing among Microsoft employees for the iPhone.
The information comes from noted Microsoft leaker "WalkingCat" (also known as "h0x0d"), who posted an image of a download page with information about Flow on his Twitter account. The description reads:
From the above description, Flow sounds like a combination of a messaging app with an email client, but how it all works is unknown. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley notes that Flow could be like Microsoft's Skype Qik app, which tries to eliminate the jargon in communication.
Like other Microsoft technologies and services, if Flow comes to be it will likely also launch on Android and Windows 10 sometime down the road - in fact, there could be internal 'dogfooding' of such apps in Redmond. Of course, at this time, Microsoft's actual plans are unclear making this app a possible Garage experiment, or perhaps something more substantial.
Update: Brad Sams over at Neowin claims to have received a bit more information on the current state of Flow and how it will work. From Neowin:
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