Our company has a need for a tool to help manage our staff. I'm looking for somebody to do some development to get an email analyzer tool into working shape so we can use it. This tool has nothing to do with email marketing.
The goal of the tool is to be an 'Email Analyzer'. It should analyze a person's gmail account and determine their email sending habits. This is not for email marketing, rather, it's to see how individual people in a company are working and using their email. Ideally, the Gmail API can be used to give us an idea of when people are actually logged into Gmail / not.
My initial goal would be to be able to analyze my email (preferably not to download it all) so that we can run queries on it and analyze it. It would have to be parsed in such a way that we could run queries / reports / graphs on:
Email Received date
Email Send date
Email content (what I wrote in my reply vs. what was written to me)
Then, I would want to try running various reports to try and determine patterns in my email...
Imagine trying to answer questions such as:
When do I send my first email every day?
How many emails do I respond to, and how long does it take me to get around to responding?
How many hours am I actually using email every day?
When do I send my last email of the day?
How many enewsletters am I subscribed to or do I get a day?
When do I send the most emails?
Graph all the emails I send in a week (by time sent)
It's a much more comprehensive version of this service that seems to have died in 2010. http://graphyourinbox.com/ and it has similarities to GmailMeter.com, but I want control over the reports, so I'm not interested in using it (close, though!).
My initial goal is to start simple.. can we analyze the email?
Then we have to talk about how to see reports / graphs based on the data.
I'm looking for a developer to help move this forward so I can see if there's anything to it and if it will help me manage my staff and our email customer service.