Microsoft accidentally leaked its upcoming light-weight email application for the iPhone, dubbed Flow.
According to the app’s details that were found on a publicly accessibly site, Flow by Outlook aims to be a way to have ‘fast, fluid, natural conversation’ with the people you interact with the most.
Use Flow with anyone, it’s email: Reach anyone with an email address and all conversations for you and others are also in Outlook. Together, you can use Flow and Outlook interchangeably to participate in the same conversations.
Fast, fluid, natural conversations: No subject lines, salutations, or signatures. Flow is designed for fast, light-weight conversations in real time.
Focus on what’s important: Only conversations started in Flow and their replies show up in Flow, not your whole inbox. Focus on your most important person-to-person conversations without the noise.
As Zdnet points out, Flow by Outlook would be a similar concept as Qik was for Skype. Microsoft launched Skype Qik last year as a light-weight compliment to the video-messaging service. Flow by Outlook would be very similar to a chat/IM client and give Microsoft an entry point to the mobile chat market. Microsoft just recently released a new Microsoft Outlook app for iOS after it acquired the Acompli email app.
A Microsoft spokesperson said the company had nothing to share about Flow. No word or indication on a release date or if the app would be available on other platforms.