Randomly, Google announced its acquisition of 3rd party email client Sparrow. Details on how much money Google paid haven’t been released but hopefully Google has some money left over after the deal to buy some more servers for notifications. According to the Sparrow team, the acquisition means that they can now create a bigger version of Sparrow with the help of Google:
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!
Sparrow is a fantastic email client on both iOS and Mac OS X. Personally, I use Sparrow on my mac all the time and it’s replaced Apple’s mail app on my computer. While it’s a fantastic client, what will become of Sparrow now? Well Google has said that they don’t have any plans for releasing new features but hopefully this doesn’t include and iPad or Android app.
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.
If you haven’t yet, go ahead and give Sparrow a try on either iOS, Mac, or both.
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