Story 2019-10-15T20:08:29+00:00

Our Mission

We give people back time.
Our technologies enable people to simply communicate.

It started with wanting to solve a problem…


We started UIB to solve the problem of information overload by integrating all of our different communications channels — including email, voice mail, texts, social media, messaging and chat apps, and push notifications into a single, unified inbox. To power this unified inbox, we created the UnificationEngine®.



With the explosion in IoT, we have sharpened our focus on intelligent IoT messaging. UE solves the problems of interoperability, security, and convenience, including the problem of app overload by eliminating the need for additional apps to talk to your smart devices at the last mile.

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Hello Singapore!


Marina Bay Sands

Focused on messaging, Unified Inbox establishes its headquarters in Singapore to capture both Asian and Western partners, social networks, and users.

The company joins the SAP HANA Startup Focus program and creates InboxRank®.

Unified Inbox opens a subsidiary in Germany and acquires SMAK and SocialGrow to increase its expertise in social media.


Meet UnificationEngine



Unified Inbox uses UnificationEngine® to create and launch Outbox Pro for social media publishing.

The business changes its strategy from product development to platform development. Toby creates the concept of the Internet of Communications.

Unified Inbox closes a new funding round, and partners with Auckland University to create and launch Media Flow analytics for communications channels.


Intelligent IoT messaging


Unification Engine

Unified Inbox launches the UnificationEngine® (UE) developer platform and OpenInbox® developer community.

The business announces exciting new partnerships with China’s Oviphone and Malaysia’s REDtone IOT.

The company focuses on UE intelligent IoT messaging for smart home, smart enterprise, and smart city solutions to make it as easy for people to chat with their “things” as it is to chat with their friends on the communications channels they use most.


Tipping point


Unified Inbox 2011

Jeremy Wagstaff  and IBM “discovered” us;

New advisors joined our team;

We felt like we were everywhere, including CES in Las Vegas, MWC in Barcelona, SXSW in Austin, CeBIT in Hannover, IBM GoT in Munich, Bosch BCW in Berlin, IBM Connect in Singapore, IFA back in Berlin, and GITEX in Dubai to name just a few;

We launched our live, interactive Demo Website to show everyone what UnificationEngine® (UE) can do in smart home, smart enterprise, and smart city environments;

UE-powered SHOUT won a 2017 SAP Innovation Award and our Demo Website above won a 2017 Webby Technical Achievement Award; and

Matt Gooderick featured us in the FUTUREPROOF video series (his interview with Ken at CeBIT starts at 2:36).


Scaling Partners, Clients, and IP


Named a Gartner Cool Vendor;

Made an Official WhatsApp Business API Partner;

Opened a new AI Centre of Excellence in Bangalore;

Opened European Headquarters in the Rems Valley;

Made Bosch’s HomeConnect appliances, XDK multi-function sensors, and smart security cameras even smarter;

Gave art a voice at the National Museum of Singapore;

Partnered with Conrad Connect to enable people to control tens of thousands of their connected products;

Selected for Dubai’s Museum of the Future’s Accelerator;

Selected for the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dubai Future Accelerator’s Cohort 5; and

Achieved a five-star rating on Glassdoor

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