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New “Mobile Mode” for PDAs and Smart Phones

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

LuxSci has offered an “Xpress” WebMail portal for many years.  The portal is fast, simple, and works with most devices because it does not use any JavaScript or cookies, and uses few images.  The Xpress portal is good for security, privacy, and access from legacy devices, as well as over very slow connections.

However, the mobile device landscape is quickly changing.  Starting with the iPhone and its full-featured Safari web browser, to the Android, the Palm Pre, and the availability of browsers like OperaMini on many phones, it is now the case that many “cutting edge” phones actually have fast web browsers that fully support JavaScript, AJAX, CSS, and broadband — all the technologies formerly the purview of the desktop.  Their major drawback, however, is still the very small screen. Many of these browsers work perfectly well with most web sites, including LuxSci’s full-featured WebMail portal; however, it can be problematic and painful to use and navigate sites designed for large displays on these device’s small screens.

Enter LuxSci’s new “Mobile Mode”.  Mobile Mode is a new feature of LuxSci’s regular WebMail interface that is available when it detects that you are accessing it using a mobile device, such as an iPhone.

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iPhone: The Ultimate Mobile Email Client?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The iPhone from Apple is an amazing Smart Phone, if not a mini personal computer in itself.  We at LuxSci have been using iPhones since they were first available in 2007 and we have optimized our Xpress WebMail portal with a mobile-centric interface inspired by the iPhone and come out with MobileSync push email and contact/calendar sync services that work beautifully with iPhone and other mobile devices.  Many of our clients use an iPhone or other Internet-enabled mobile device with our email services. The time seems right to share some of our knowledge and experience with iPhones.

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