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This article was published on September 2, 2013

    Cate: A simple, elegant messaging app concept that we hope becomes reality

    Cate: A simple, elegant messaging app concept that we hope becomes reality
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    The world isn’t short of apps that rethink email (Mailbox, Mailpile, Boxer and Mail Ninja are among those that spring to mind), but Cate, from Swiss outfit River, is a concept for a really simple messaging solution that could be really compelling if it ever sees the light of day.

    Currently raising money on Indiegogo, Cate promises to support the likes of Gmail, Twitter, Facebook Chat and App.net in a unified messaging app that combines smart keyword analysis with an elegant, minimalist and predictably flat-design. We’d love to give it a go, but with only $121 raised towards its $140,000 goal at the time of writing, it certainly needs a push to get there.

    ➤ Cate [Indiegogo]