Inbox management service Xobni has been plugging away at an Android version of their app since the spring, and now it’s ready to go as a public beta, along with new branding.
Much like the existing BlackBerry app, Smartr scans your phone’s contacts, Gmail and Outlook correspondence through plug-ins, and social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, to gauge your interaction with people, and assign them with rankings, that way you can have easy access to them, and they’re highlighted in your incoming e-mails. The service also acts as a discovery mechanism by letting you see common contacts with people, as well as kind of warning system by way of seeing recent social network updates at a glance. Since Smartr plugs into many social networks, it also keeps your contact information up-to-date without you having to manually change things (assuming, of course, that your contact puts all that stuff online somewhere). The new Smartr platform has a lot of back-end improvements to make the ranking system more accurate and able to handle more contacts, but the core functions seem largely unchanged.
Xobni used to be big on BlackBerry, but since RIM bought Gist, a company that more or less does the same thing, Xobni clearly needed to start looking at the other platforms out there. An iOS version of Smartr should be coming soon, but if you want to try out the public beta for the Android app, it’s available in the Market now for free.