HotMail App Breaks 1 Million Download Barrier on Android Market

It’s a momentous occasion when an Android app breaks the 1 million download mark, and that’s what just happened for the Hotmail for Android app that SEVEN developed for Microsoft.

The app was officially launched on Oct.3rd, and quickly became the number one trending app for that day.  Momentum continued over the next few days as it became the top free app for the week and then the top communications app of the month.  This popularity comes from the true push-enabled access to user inbox, contact list and calendars.

Some 4,400 people have reviewed the app giving it an average rating of four stars and it seems that most people enjoy using it.  One of the best compliments is that the app is better than the built-in alternative.  One user writes: “I’ve been using stock Android mail apps for years and was always hoping for an official Hotmail app. It was worth the wait!”

The app was released in 12 different languages and the comments reflect a worldwide user base.  And while reports have come in that it works well on a wide range of handsets, some users want more, like this French user who asks how soon until the app is available for Android Tablets:  “Bonne appli sur smartphones, j attend aujourd hui la compatibilité sur tablettes?”

To that, we say: Attendez voir!

About SEVEN Networks

SEVEN Networks software solutions deliver device-centric mobile traffic management and analytics for wireless carriers. Extending control from the network to the mobile client gives operators the power to manage and optimize data traffic before it impacts the network. Device-based analytics offer deeper and timelier insight than solutions that are solely network based. SEVEN’s Open Channel products reduce operator costs, increase efficiency in the use of wireless infrastructure, and enhance end-user experience. They bring immediate capacity relief to overloaded networks, simplify the creation of innovative new service plans, and provide actionable intelligence for mobile carriers.
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5 Responses to HotMail App Breaks 1 Million Download Barrier on Android Market

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  2. Rich Silver says:

    I just downloaded the Hotmail app for my Kindle Fire. As with the app on my phone it works very well. However, I cannot find a Kindle Fire calendar that will sync with my Hotmail calendar. Can you let me know if there is a calendar app I can use that will sync with the Fire?

  3. talltomd says:

    I’ve got the same problem. I downloaded the Hotmail App (Thank you SEVEN!), but there is no calendar on the Kindle Fire. I found Touchdown as an Exchange sync tool, which will work with Hotmail email, calendar, and contacts, but I don’t want to pay $20 for a calendar. I get email and contacts free with the Hotmail App from SEVEN, but we REALLY need the calendar portion!

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