Back in April, Microsoft introduced Flow, a tool to enable business users "to mash-up two or more different services", offering similar functionality to IFTTT (If This Then That). The company described Flow as "a service for automating workflow across the growing number of apps and SaaS services that business users rely on".
Now, as MSPoweruser reports, Microsoft has begun the public beta phase of its development on Android, making it available for anyone to download from the Google Play store. The public beta release includes a few improvements over the original Android preview:
- Support for displaying advanced flows
- Improved first-use experience
- Easier feedback submission
- Bug fixes
The app is only intended for use by those with a work or education email address, with which you'll need to sign in to be able to starting mashing up those tasks from various services into new Flows.
Flow can connect to a wide range of third-party services and platforms, including:
- Google Drive
...and more, including Microsoft's own products, such as Yammer, SharePoint, Wunderlist, Azure, OneDrive, Dynamics and the Office 365 suite. You can get an idea of how Flow works on mobile devices in the video below: