Microsoft Flow Comes to iOS

Microsoft Flow Comes to iOS

The workflow-automation service, unveiled in April, is making a push toward greater ubiquity by moving from the desktop to the mobile platform. There's a new mobile app for the iOS platform and plans to introduce an Android app soon.

According to Adi Regev, Principal PM for Flow Mobile, the app will let users cruise through different Flows to check out the properties and definitions, turn their own Flows on and off, and check any notifications linked to their flows. Among the examples he used:

As an example, these are some of the flows which I use regularly.

  • Instantly respond to critical emails - There are specific cases when I need to respond in real-time, and in these cases even checking my email periodically isn’t enough. I want to know about those cases as soon as they happen. For example, a high priority email from my manger, or from a VIP customer. Check out this template.

  • Get a notification whenever a file is added or updated – often myself and my team members collaborate on the same file, or on a shared SharePoint folder. In these cases, I want to know when our shared file changed so that I can review these changes, without having to sporadically check the folder. Here’s a template I use.

  • Get a notification when a certain keyword was retweeted more than 100 times today – When Microsoft Flow was launched, I was excited to track the social attention it got. I used a flow that sent me a push notification for each tweet that started trending including a link to the respective tweet template.

The upshot is, you've got one more tool to let you know when something needs your attention.


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