We’re really happy to see YouMail won a Mobile Star Best of 2017 Mobile Business or Productivity Innovator award.
This means a lot to us, since we focus on useful innovation. Our top 10 favorite innovations:
- bringing cloud-based visual voicemail to the mobile phone
- providing high-quality voicemail to text, so people could read their messages
- delighting callers with personalized greetings, where users could record and upload different greetings for different people
- extending that idea to smart greetings that automatically greet callers by name
- providing automatic text message replies, before it was possible to even reply to callers one at a time from a mobile phone.
- letting people block calls by fooling unwanted callers, like ex-girlfriends and ex-boyfriends, into thinking their phones were out of service.
- automatically stopping robocalls, by not letting your phone ring when they call, and then getting them to stop calling.
- turning your mobile phone number into a conference room, providing free conference calling without the need to remember special phone numbers and pin codes.
- allowing extensions on a mobile phone number, letting your cell phone number become the gateway to multiple other phones.
- letting people get unlimited numbers of additional phone numbers, just like people have multiple e-mail addresses.
Not bad, eh?
Oh, and a little info on the award itself. The Mobile Star Awards™ have been given out for 16 years by Mobile Village, a trusted source of mobile tech information and expertise for active, on-the-go professionals. They are selected by a mix of judges and popular votes. The goal of the awards to drive mobile products development and marketing by promoting tech innovators and advancing top-tier applications around the world.