Google Acquires Popular 3rd-Party Mail Application for Mac and iOS, Sparrow

Sparrow Acquired By Google

Sparrow Acquired By Google (Source: Sparrow)

Google have acquired Sparrow for it’s Gmail team, CEO Dom Leca says on a letter on Sparrows website:

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!

Dom Leca
CEO
Sparrow

Sparrow originally launched on the Mac, but an iPhone version became available earlier this year. Leca said that Sparrow’s products will continue to be made available with “support and critical updates”, but Sparrow does not plan to release new features.

Late last year, Google released an iOS Gmail app which was received poorly by users. Google issued this statement on the acquisition, but wouldn’t divulge details of the purchase:

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.

(Source: SparrowTechnoBuffaloMacrumors)

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