XRP adoption has been slowly gaining traction as developers are looking to integrate XRP and develop new applications which have actual use-cases.
A developer, SchalaubiDev [@SchalaubiD], posted on Twitter that he developed an add-on, which when installed would allow users to send XRP via email.
The developer posted a screengrab of the add-on installed on Microsoft Outlook, which also showed the XRP received. Wietse Wind, the developer of TipBot and the lead for XRPL Labs, which is funded directly by Ripple, helped him with the API on the project.
Source: Twitter | SchlaubiD
However, the project is not open source yet, but the developer said he had plans to make it open source in the future. With the add-on, users can send and receive XRP directly to other users via email and the receiver doesn’t need to have an XRP address.
The sender needs to enter the desired amount of XRP, which will be sent to the receiver via the XRP TipBot after the email is sent. The recipient will immediately receive an email from MoneyMessage with the access data. The XRP received can be withdrawn by the user at any time to the desired XRP wallet.
The only necessity is that the users should have XRP TipBot to use the aforementioned facilities. Moreover, the maximum amount of XRP that can be sent is limited to 20 XRP.
This add-on is currently up and running on Outlook 2016 with support for Office 365 in the works. The developer also added that the same functionality would be arriving in Gmail as well.
@John_S_cothill, a Twitter user, commented:
“Congrats, this looks ace! Possible Gmail extension in future for the businesses that have moved away from Outlook (its a growing proportion),