Yahoo had made its popular webmail site HTML5-ready so as to ensure its users are connected to the world while they are on mobile devices like the iPad. They had done a similar thing with the iPhone, and with the iPad now within the gambit, Yahoo mail users can have unrestricted access to their inbox at all times.
The new HTML optimized Yahoo mail offers a richer user experience and comes with a number of impressive features like offline caching while also allowing the user to view photo attachment previews in the inbox. The new Yahoo mail also allows full search across folders.
Lee Parry, product manager for Yahoo Mail recently revealed in a blog post, “If you’ve used our recently launched HTML5 mobile Web mail for iPhone, you’ll feel right at home.” He further added, “We’ve kept all the things users love about our new mobile Web mail experience, while also optimizing for the gorgeous large screen of the iPad.”
With over 275 million users, Yahoo mail happens to be the world’s largest webmail site followed by Gmail though the latter had piqued the former in making their webmail site HTML 5 enabled.
In any case, with Yahoo also on the HTML 5 bandwagon, the new Yahoo Mail looks pretty slick, what with scrollable photo previews now appearing inside e-mail messages. Also, the local caching facilities comes in handy in the absence of an Internet connection as it will enable users to still access and search their mail.
The new Yahoo Mail “will be available globally to anyone who has an iPad,” said Parry while also adding that the company will continue to add more features and functionality.