Robert Virkus

Robert Virkus
Director Apps Development

Open-Xchange at FOSDEM 2020: When will messaging via email crash the monopo...

Robert Virkus on Jan 16, 2020

In February Open-Xchange are returning to Brussels for FOSDEM, Europe’s leading gathering of the open source community. A lot has happened since I spoke at last year’s conference and introduced the then new COI (...

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Open-Xchange reveals first COI based app to the world

Robert Virkus on Dec 16, 2019

In Madrid, at the Open-Xchange summit, on the 17th October 2019, CEO Rafael Laguna and COI Product Manager Robert Virkus stood on stage and demonstrated the first-ever COI based app. The OX COI Messenger app was ...

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COI Soon to Become Reality

Robert Virkus on Oct 1, 2019

The Open-Xchange COI (Chat Over IMAP) project, launched to create a new and open alternative to chat, is reaching a major milestone. Both a COI-enabled Dovecot email sever and an open source COI app have recently...

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CloudFest 2019 – A Recap

Robert Virkus on Apr 10, 2019

With over 7000 participants from all over the world, this year’s CloudFest, in the Europa Park amusement park, was a party we at Open-Xchange really can´t miss out on. For me this was my very first "Work Hard, Pl...

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Open-Xchange Leads the Formation of a New Open Chat Standard - COI

Robert Virkus on Mar 21, 2019

At the end of last year, Open-Xchange started a project to create a new base protocol with the goal of building its own chat system. During this process, Open-Xchange noticed that the world of chat was held in co...

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The OX Mail app v2.0

Robert Virkus on Jun 30, 2018

Open-Xchange has just launched a completely rewritten mail app for iOS and Android with OX Mail v2. This new app is optimized for mobile usage with offline support, straightforward navigation as well as a super s...

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New Version of eM Client for OX App Suite

Robert Virkus on Nov 23, 2017

Open-Xchange is pleased to announce the release of a new version of eM Client for OX App Suite. eM Client for OX App Suite is a full-featured, easy to use, local email client for Windows users. As well as email, ...

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Mobile World Congress: Update from Barcelona

Robert Virkus on Mar 3, 2017

As every year, Barcelona is calling the mobile industry to show their latest and greatest gadgets and services. Here are my impressions and insights from 2017.

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App Development Predictions for 2017

Robert Virkus on Jan 12, 2017

Let’s kick off the year with a prophetic look into our crystal ball… What will be the hot topics of 2017? The rise of the ecosystem apps

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