The idea to simplify the way we read and keep track of emails inspired us to create this application
What it does
The application allows the user to login with his Microsoft Outlook account, and have access to a timeline view of his emails. Each timeline pertains to a particular topic. When he hovers over the timeline, he sees the key points discussed in the email; when he clicks on the timeline, he gets to see the entire message content.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
First we tried to create a Microsoft Outlook Add-In, but it had the limitation of reading only one mail at a time. Hence, we switched to use the Microsoft Outlook REST API integrated in python and django. Finding key points in the body of an email was a challenge.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are proud that we chose a topic which helps the user keep track of his daily email activities.
What I learned
We learnt new technologies like Django, Microsoft Outlook REST API integrated in python.
What's next for Email Content Manager
There is no limit to the modifications that we can make in this application. Every minor improvement will make this application more efficient and useful to the user. For the immediate future, we are planning to integrate other email accounts like Gmail, and also enhance the timeline to enable more data to be visible there.