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It’s a big day here at Xobni. We’ve been acquired by Yahoo!  At this moment, we’re unpacking our boxes from San Francisco and settling in to the new Sunnyvale space at Yahoo! HQ.

Before we talk more about that, a word to our current customers: Thank you. We know that Xobni products have woven their way deep into your daily life. Many of our product improvements have come as a result of your enthusiastic, detailed feedback. We often hear customers say “I couldn’t live without Xobni.” Not to worry  we aren’t pulling the rug out from under you. If you’re using a Xobni product today, you can keep using it. To find out our plan for each product, please check out the FAQ. Of course, soon you’ll be able to use Yahoo! products with Xobni goodness baked right in.

OK, back to the announcement.  Did you ever meet someone who truly “gets” you?  That’s how we feel about Yahoo!.  The power within every Xobni product is that it responds to how you communicate.  Every day you demonstrate who and what is important to you.  That can benefit not just your inbox or smartphone, but the many services you use.  Yahoo! gets that, and they want us to use our platform to make many Yahoo! services better for you. This is just the type of gig we’ve been preparing for throughout our history.  We look forward to letting the results speak for themselves.  Stay tuned….

Were you one of the first to get your hands on the iPhone 5 or did you update to iOS 6?  Good news: Smartr Contacts 1.7 is available in the App Store.  Get it now… http://www.xobni.com/iphone

Were you one of the first to get your hands on the iPhone 5 or did you update to iOS 6?  Good news: Smartr Contacts 1.7 is available in the App Store.  Get it now… http://www.xobni.com/iphone

Now available: Smartr Inbox for Gmail Update

We’ve made some great updates to Smartr Inbox for Gmail, which many of you have been asking for - and we’re thrilled to make them available to you today.  As always, keep your feedback coming - We are listening.

To get on the latest version (V-0.1. Prod-97), just refresh your Gmail page.

If you need to install? Click here to download the free extension.

Updates included in Smartr Inbox for Gmail (version 0.1.production-97):

  • Drill down into Facebook messages


  • Open email messages from the sidebar, including threaded messages

Make Smartr Inbox better by using it with Smartr Contacts for your phone - It’s available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

iCloud support + Smartr Contacts for iPhone (v1.6)

We’re thrilled to invite you to install the latest version of Smartr Contacts for iPhone (Version 1.6) which now supports iCloud.  This means that now you can bring any person you’ve communicated with through a me.com or mac.com email account into Smartr Contacts for iPhone, as well as any other Xobni and/or Smartr client you use.  Many of you have been asking for this feature, and now you’ve got it.  

Just go to the iTunes App Store from your phone and select “Updates” to get the latest version of Smartr Contacts.  To ensure you also include the  contacts from your iPhone:

  • Tap the gear icon from the Smartr Contacts home screen
  • Confirm that “Upload Contacts" is set to "on”.  
  • Then tap “Push to Smartr Cloud”.

If you don’t use Smartr Contacts for iPhone, but want to add the contacts from your me.com or mac.com email accounts into the Smartr Cloud to use with your other Xobni or Smartr apps, just go to the Smartr Cloud page to add your iCloud credentials.  

There are some great new features and performance updates in Smartr Contacts for iPhone (v1.6) that you won’t want to miss:

  • iCloud mail support - Bring all your me.com and mac.com email into Smartr Contacts
  • Facebook message support - Now you can view and open any Facebook message from Smartr Contacts 
  • Performance, speed and stability enhancements
  • View and reply to emails from Smartr Contacts
  • View and open any calendar appointment, and access the complete profile for each attendee
  • New email address edit options: Edit, archive, remove or copy or mark any email address preferred.
  • New phone number edit options: Edit, archive, remove or copy
  • Long hold any phone number or email address to copy or view more info on it
  • Delete any email or social account in the settings screen from the home page
  • Search by initials
  • Unlimited contacts
  • Improved phone number ranking
  • Inclusion of location data in profiles
  • Unlimited message availability in the History tab
  • Jump to top support through clicking status bar
  • Slide box social updates include more recent and more diverse contacts 
  • Additional security improvements
  • Performance, speed and stability enhancements
  • Many bug fixes & improvements

Thanks again for all the great feedback and keep it coming.  We’re cranking through it.  

If you’re using Smartr Contacts and like the app, please submit a positive review in the App Store. We’d love your support!

The Future:Mobile 2012

We’re excited to announce that Xobni’s CEO, Jeff Bonforte, will be moderating the keynote session titled “What is the Role of Operators in the New Mobile World” with the following speakers; Fared Adib, Product Chief, Sprint; Brad Duea, SVP, Product Management, T-Mobile USA; Glenn Lurie, President, Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, AT&T; and Mike Palmer, CMO, Verizon Business.  

Future:Mobile 2012 is a two-day, invitation-only forum that will take place at the Westin Market Street in San Francisco on June 18-19, 2012. Attendance is limited to senior executives who are responsible for innovation assessment and adoption, strategic partnerships, investments, and acquisitions within their organizations. This group of decision-makers, in addition to analysis-based content and moderated private company debates, creates a unique platform for executives to examine emerging trends in wireless.  More information about the conference can be found here.

Attendance is limited to 350 participants and is by invitation only. To request an invitation to Future:Mobile 2012, please send an email here - futuremobile@rutbergco.com.

Future:Mobile 2012 is hosted by Rutberg & Company, a research-centric investment bank that provides mergers and acquisitions advisory and private capital raising services to public and private companies in the wireless and digital media industries..

An update for Smartr Inbox for Gmail

May is starting out to be a great month with an updated version of Smartr Inbox for Gmail (version 0.1.production-83)!  We are big fans of this update as we’ve fixed some bugs and improved upon one of our favorite features - AutoSuggest.

To get on the latest version, just refresh your Gmail page.

If you need to install? Click here to download the free extension.

Here’s what’s in-store for you in the latest version:

Improved autosuggest

  • We now include Gmail results below Xobni results so you are sure to find every contact
  • If we only find a few Xobni results, we’ll backfill with more Gmail results
  • Improved look and feel of inline autosuggest - Let us know what you think!

Contact Editing 

  • Added basic email validation for when a user tries to add a bad email address

Relationship history

  • The description of your relationship history that mentions a contact now links to that contact’s profile 

Other

Don’t forget, you can always have your contacts when and where you need them with Smartr Contacts on your phone - It’s available for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. And it’s free!

The iPhone and Android apps have been named “The Best Address Book Apps” by Lifehacker. Check them out!

Get the latest version of Smartr Inbox for Gmail

We are really excited to get this latest release of Smartr Inbox for Gmail out to you today with some much requested features and fixes (version 0.1 production-76). 

To get on the latest version, just refresh your Gmail page. Need to install? Download the free extension.

Here’s what’s new:

1. Revised Recent Communications Tab

  • Now includes Facebook messages
  • New, more visual design shows profile pic of the sender
  • Similar to Outlook, you can now open Gmail messages (for the logged-in account only) in the Sidebar
  • All contacts mentioned in the drill-down message are linked to those contacts’ profiles
  • All links in the drill-down message are clickable

2. Improvements to Contact Editing - Edit your contact’s social network profile from the Edit Contact Pane

3. Changes to improve performance of LinkedIn features

4. And more!

  • Add your Yahoo! Mail account to your address book
  • See more results for Who to add for Twitter and Facebook
  • We hope to see you on the latest version of Smartr Inbox! 

Don’t forget, you can always have your contacts when and where you need them with Smartr Contacts on your phone - It’s available for iPhoneAndroid, and BlackBerry. And it’s free!

The iPhone and Android apps have been named “The Best Address Book Apps” by Lifehacker. Check them out!

Smartr Contacts for iPhone Update - Now Available

by Michael Albers

Today is proud day for all of us at Xobni as we are being featured in the “New and Noteworthy” section of the App Store!  As if that were not great enough, we also have a new update for you.  It’s packed with many of your requests - so keep that feedback coming! 

As you know, apps live and die by their reviews - We’d love your support, so if you like the app, please submit a positive review in the App Store.

Here is what we’ve got for you in this latest release:

  • New Login Screen & Tour - Updated login screen and product overview - no white iPhone.
  • Email Viewing - Now you can view emails (when available) in the history tab, so you can easily reply and compose! 
  • Settings Fix - Ensure settings show the right connected accounts 
  • iPhone Contacts Update - Improved inclusion of your iPhone contact list and fixes for handling foreign characters 
  • Loading Improvements - Better handling of network/connection issues during contact loading 
  • Crash fixes - You found ‘em. We fixed ‘em. 
  • Link to FAQ - Support url now points directly to our updated FAQs 
  • General bugs and fixes - Fixes and improvements throughout the app

To get the latest version, visit the App Store from your phone and select “Updates”.

As always, if you are having any problems, please contact our support team at support@xobni.com.

Smartr Inbox for Gmail: Introducing Search by Job Title and Company

We’ve made some recent additions to Smartr Inbox for Gmail, including some much requested bug fixes. This is an update you won’t want to miss! To get on the latest, just refresh your Gmail page. Need to install? Download the free extension.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Search by Job Title and Company
    Looking to hire? Looking for a job? Just want to network? Use lightning-fast search to find key contacts in your address book.
  • Edit email addresses
    Easily mark preferred email addresses, archive old email address, and remove incorrectly merged addresses. 


  • Hide unwanted contacts
    Relationships come and go. While it’s very valuable to have a complete history of those you’ve interacted with, sometimes there are contacts you don’t want to see anymore. Use the “hide contact” option in the Edit Contact pane to do exactly that. 
  • And more! See the complete list

We hope to see you on the latest version of Smartr Inbox! 

Take your contacts on the road with Smartr Contacts on your phone - It’s available for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. And it’s free! The iPhone and Android apps have been named “The Best Address Book Apps” by Lifehacker. Check them out!

Bringing Full Cloud Power to Xobni for Outlook (2.0.3 and 1.9.7)

By Josh Jacobson

Xobni for Outlook just got Smartr. Our Smartr Cloud (formerly Xobni Cloud) was originally introduced as a simple way to keep all Xobni and Smartr contacts up-to-date across all of your devices and computers.  At first, this simply included Xobni for Outlook and Xobni for BlackBerry.  All of the smarts involved in finding and ranking phone numbers, email addresses, names, email history, and social connections could be handled by the software on the device (the “client” software).  In fact, many times, the clients would “teach” Smartr Cloud the “right” answers. But there has been a shift. The cloud (formerly the “student”) is becoming the teacher.

As we introduced new client software & apps ( for Android, iPhone, Gmail), it made much more sense to let the cloud do more of the heavy lifting.  This way a single improvement or update in the cloud would instantly improve the experience for all of our users, across all of our products.

Xobni for Outlook 2.0.3 has been completely re-engineered to take advantage of all of the smarts available in the cloud.  As we further develop and innovate cloud functionality, Xobni for Outlook 2.0.3 will automatically improve. 

And for those folks that have a Xobni Plus license, we’ve done the same re-engineering for Xobni 1.9.7, which you can download for no additional fee.

What’s new in both 2.0.3 and 1.9.7:

For Smartr Cloud users: 
(If you’re a Xobni Pro subscriber, or have installed Smartr Contacts for iPhone or Android, Xobni for Outlook can already connect to your Smartr Cloud account.) 

  • Improved AutoSuggest results
  • Improved People Search results
  • More accurate phone numbers
  • More accurate social profiles for each contact (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc)
  • Improved automatic contact merging (adding two email addresses to one contact)
  • More accurate contact names
  • More frequent connection to Xobni Cloud (after 25 minutes of idle time, rather than 60)

For all users:

  • Improved message body gadget compatibility and performance in Outlook
  • Other performance and stability improvements

Detailed release notes are available.

These updates are recommended for all Xobni for Outlook users.  Previous versions of Xobni for Outlook will not connect to Smartr Cloud as of March 15th April 9th, 2012 later this year.

Download Now:

Version 2.0.3 for Xobni Free & Pro Users (most users)
Version 1.9.7 for Xobni Plus Users