Sparrow's Awesome Email Clients Are Now Property Of Google

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.



    Shame we won't be getting the Sparrow iPad app they showed off recently. Same goes with push notifications, which is the only important thing Sparrow lacks on the iPhone. It craps all over the default iOS mail client in every other way with its Facebook, Dropbox and Gmail integration.

    Hopefully Google use the Sparrow team's talent to build a better official Gmail mobile app for iOS as the current iOS app is just a slow loading wrapper, around the limited Gmail mobile website.

    Why should iOS get priority over google's own Android?
    Android first iOS last!

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