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Thread: Sparrow Acquired By Google
07-20-2012, 12:05 PM #1
Sparrow Acquired By Google
Sparrow has been widely regarded as one of the best e-mail clients both for iOS and Mac OS X alike. The application has replaced the stock applications on both devices – mobile and desktop – for tons of e-mail users that use Apple’s devices. The application is popular because of its slick looks, great interface, and zippy speeds. Just last month, the iOS application received support for POP e-mail accounts and it was promised that we would see push notifications as a yearly subscription service.
Unfortunately, Sparrow has now been acquired by Google – a move that means Sparow will no longer be adding features to their applications for iOS and Mac since they are moving on to bigger and better goals with Google and Gmail. The announcement was made by Sparrow's CEO, Dom Leca, via Sparrow's blog:
Originally Posted by Sparrow
It’s unknown exactly what the, “bigger vision” that Sparrow refers to in the blog is supposed to be, but it will be interesting to find out as they begin working with Google and time goes by. It is likely that some big surprises are going to be brought to the Android operating system and iOS will be left out of the fun.
As a buyer of Sparrow myself, I am pretty disappointed that I won't get to look forward to new features in the iOS application. Be sure to let us know how you feel about it.
Sources: Sparrow Blog
07-20-2012, 12:09 PM #2
Very upset. Guess time to go back toggle old one
07-20-2012, 12:15 PM #3
Google even ruined the logo
07-20-2012, 12:24 PM #4
07-20-2012, 12:28 PM #5
Crap! Looks like I've just wasted some hard-earned cash on an app that's going to be extinct on my iPhone.
07-20-2012, 12:40 PM #6
07-20-2012, 12:53 PM #7
Good thing I held out for something I knew wouldn't happen. The stock mail app is fine, but Apple needs to add more features and make it stand out so it's not such a 'basic' client.
07-20-2012, 12:54 PM #8
DAMN IT GOOGLE STOP BUYING EVERYTHING THAT PEOPLE LIKE!!! Geez...
07-20-2012, 01:06 PM #9
The only app from google I use is google chrome for ios and also use it on my desktop. Im nervous if they will make the app a Google Mail app only. Another reason why I dislike Google is because you need to have a Google email account to make a YouTube.
07-20-2012, 01:12 PM #10
I really wish Apple would buy the stuff we like..it always gets sold to the competition, so the competition can stay relevant. Guess if you can't beat them, buy a company that is utilized by them.
07-20-2012, 01:57 PM #11
07-20-2012, 02:28 PM #12
Another app that has made rich people..lol can only imagine the price of witch they acquired sparrow for
07-20-2012, 03:03 PM #13
That really sucks.
07-20-2012, 03:31 PM #14
07-20-2012, 03:54 PM #15
I kinda like the new logo
I never got it as I wanted to save my credits for mountain lion, and I'm fine with the stock app anyway
07-20-2012, 04:25 PM #16
Yeah I'm disappointed as well. I really wanted to see the push capabilities come to light. I'm sure there will be somebody on here, if they haven't already, say sparrow +/push but it doesn't work correctly. The only time I get banners or badges is after I manually open the app, it doesn't auto refresh like the iOS mail client to make me aware that I have new messages. I remember during the last version of sparrow the push would work (with the tweak), but maybe it's because sparrow was updated for POP and +/push hasn't been updated to work fully with the new version. I really don't know. Maybe it's a conflict with other tweaks I have installed. Either way it sucks because I really liked sparrow (especially when I had push working).
07-20-2012, 08:51 PM #17
WOW! On Anthony's behalf you're truly ignorant! You need to reread BOTH articles because first they said that THEY WILL NOT BE ADDING ANY NEW FEATURES TO SPARROW!!!!! but will maintain the service they currently have. What Anthony reported was absolutely correct. [...]
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07-20-2012, 10:41 PM #18
PS. Your not as cool as you think for bashing a user who bashes on other users.
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07-20-2012, 11:59 PM #19
07-21-2012, 12:13 AM #20
Originally Posted by Sparrow
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 07-21-2012 at 12:53 AM.