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For BlackBerry Users: Setting Custom iPhone Alerts for Email by Jared May 29

BlackBerry email alerts on iPhoneWe never expected that the #1 reason enterprise customers contact us is to replicate BlackBerry email alerts on the iPhone.  BlackBerry was designed from the ground up as a mobile email tool, and it’s difficult to replicate its features on iPhone and Android devices.

We’re happy to bring some of the best BlackBerry email features (and more) to the iPhone and Android platforms:

  • Want your iPhone to alert you when your boss emails, but not when you receive a newsletter?  We’ve got that.  AwayFind will even let you know who you reply to the fastest, to help you set the list.
  • Don’t want notifications after 8pm?  No problem.  You can set weekday and weekend schedules with AwayFind.
  • Don’t want to kill your battery but do want alerts of important emails within seconds? Yep, AwayFind does instant PUSH notifications without your phone maintaining a constant connection to your email server.
AwayFind user Ivan Brezak Brkan explains how he uses AwayFind like a BlackBerry.

Why is it difficult for iPhone or Android to do these things out-of-the-box?

BlackBerry is not just a phone, it’s paired with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).  The BES server connects directly to your mail server, and does the hard work of checking your email and preserving your settings.  BES only talks to the phone when the phone needs to know about something.  This places the BlackBerry in a better position to receive faster and more flexible notifications, with better battery life.

AwayFind, similarly, is not just an app.  Our servers do all the hard work of talking to Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, or Google Apps servers.  Our servers know when an email comes from important contacts, relates to an upcoming calendar appointment, or is part of a Salesforce opportunity.  AwayFind only talks to your iPhone or Android (via our apps or SMS) when there’s something the phone needs, using true PUSH.  This means AwayFind can do faster and more customized notifications than the native iPhone or Android phone applications, without being a battery drain.

At AwayFind, mobile email productivity is at our core.  We love our iPhones and Androids for their rich user experience and their broad base of applications.  We’ve built a product that lets you have both.

If you’d like to learn more about AwayFind, and join our 2000+ customers, feel free to contact us at enterprise@awayfind.com.

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