Google has acquired Sparrow, a star 3rd party email application for iOS and Mac OS. Sparrow CEO Dom Leca announced the acquisition with a blog post. According to him, the company’s team will be integrated within the Google Gmail team which will help his team to accomplish a bigger vision…
This is what Sparrow CEO Dom Leca wrote in a blog post:
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 great third party application for both Mac and iOS which provides arguably the best Gmail experience. After this acquisition, the company will still provide support for its users and the current apps will stay available. However, the iPad app future is unclear that company had announced as a work-in-progress. In a more personal note, sent to the users, Sparrow tells no new features or updates coming.
Google itself has an official Gmail app for iOS which is definitely in need to new features. We hope that this acquisition brings new Gmail experience to iOS users.
The Verge says estimates that the deal was closed under $25 million.