Sparrow's email apps on OS X and iOS are wonderful, but we weren't the only ones noticing that. Google noticed too, and that's why they snatched up the small software developer. But what does it mean for the future of Sparrow's apps, and also Gmail?
Company founder Dom Leca divulged little in the way of detail, only mentioning that he's excited to work on new things. But he did offer this official statement:
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.