Well today Google has just announced in a blog post was published on their official blog saying that Google company has just acquired the very well known Mac/iOS email client app which called Sparrow, right now nobody know what is the price that the developers of Sparrow sold their app to Google, but according to the folks at The Verge the deal was paid under $25 million for Sparrow.
Also Sparrow CEO Dom Leca announcing the acquisition, this deal will help the Sparrow team “accomplish a bigger vision”, one the team says “can better achieve with Google”. Hopefully that means buying some notification servers, though Sparrow’s email to customers is anything but encouraging. Full details below…
Here’s what the CEO Dom Leca mentioned on their official blog:
We’re excited to announce that Sparrow has been acquired by Google!
We care a lot about how people communicate, and we did our best to provide you with the most intuitive and pleasurable mailing experience.
Now we’re joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.
We’d like to extend a special thanks to all of our users who have supported us, advised us, given us priceless feedback and allowed us to build a better mail application. While we’ll be working on new things at Google, we will continue to make Sparrow available and provide support for our users.
We had an amazing ride and can’t thank you enough.
Full speed ahead!
I always loved to use Sparrow app on my iPhone because it gives Gmail some great experience on both Mac and iOS, despite some shortcomings. Google, on the other hand, launched its native Gmail client for the iPad and iPhone last November.
After the deal happened between Google and Sparrow team an email message Sparrow just sent to customers, the team will continue providing support and critical updates for the Sparrow apps, but will cease work on new features:
We will continue to make available our existing products, and we will provide support and critical updates to our users. However, as we’ll be busy with new projects at Google, we do not plan to release new features for the Sparrow apps.
A Google spokesperson reached out with a written statement:
The Sparrow team has always put their users first by focusing on building a seamlessly simple and intuitive interface for their email client. We look forward to bringing them aboard the Gmail team, where they’ll be working on new projects.
So what will happen to the future of Sparrow app ?! That’s what we are going to discover very soon.If you found this post useful, hopefully hit the +1 (recommend) button ⇉
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