Microsoft, earlier this month, after launching its ‘Send’ email app for Android platform, has now introduced a new app called Invite for the iPhone users. Like Send, the app, has been conceptualised by the Microsoft Garage team, currently limited to iOS users in the Canada and US. This app is expected to make it simple for users to organise meetings on the go.
The Redmond giant said the new Invite app would soon also be reaching the Windows and Android Phone platforms. The company revealed that new app works best for School subscription users and Office 365 Business. The company, however, says it works with “any email”, including Gmail, Outlook.com, and Yahoo Mail.
Microsoft says the Invite app is meant to “overcome the biggest obstacle when scheduling meetings – not being able to see the calendars of attendees outside your organization.” People can invite others to meetings via email options, users will receive an app notification or email depending on if they have the Invite app installed or not. They can recommend multiple meeting times slots also. Participants can then select the time when they are free, either via the browser or the app.
The person requesting the meeting after everyone has responded as to their ideal times can select the time and final date, then select ‘Send Calendar Invites’ button to scheduled the meeting appointment on the person’s and fellow attendees’ email calendars too.
“With Invite you won’t have to worry about whether attendees are inside or outside your organization, what platform they’re on, or whether they have less important meetings squatting on valuable calendar space. Say hello to a simple mobile app that lets you find meeting times that work for everyone from anywhere. Invite. Accept. Done,” says the company blog post.