Right on the heels of releasing an updated app with new features and enhancements, the Mailbox team has announced that it has dropped its reservation system that still had more than 450,000 people waiting for access to the Gmail management app.
Good news! Mailbox is now available without having to wait in line. After 10 weeks of around-the-clock hard work, our engineering team has scaled the Mailbox service to deliver over 100 million messages per day (and growing). We believe we can now confidently handle new users as they sign up, so we’ve pulled down the reservation system.
Last month, Mailbox announced it had filled over one million reservations. Also last month, the service announced it had been acquired by Dropbox. The teams are keeping their apps separate, but are drawing on each other’s resources and expertise to improve both services.
It’s unknown if Dropbox’s experience in serving millions of users had anything to do with Mailbox gaining enough confidence in the durability of their service to drop their reservations system.
The Mailbox app is available FREE for the iPhone in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]