Such a sad ending to such a great email client. Sparrow has been acquired by Google. The email client started out on Mac and was eventually released for iOS. Because of the acquisition, there are no plans to release any new features for Sparrow or the iPad app that was in the making…
There’s no word on how Sparrow will be implemented now, but the talented team is being merged with the Gmail team at Google.
Sparrow CEO D0m Leca just announced the news:
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 sent an email to its users letting them know that indeed it was the end. They will no longer be updating the existing applications, but the apps will still be available.
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.
So it looks like this marks the end of a great email client.