Sparrow, it’s arguably the most popular and best e-mail client available for iOS and Mac.
Google already distributes a native iOS client for Gmail, its Web-based email service. The company says it intends to use Sparrow’s engineers to contribute to the ongoing development of Gmail, but declined to provide specifics.
You can check out the copied Sparrow’s official statement regarding the acquisition here.
[quote]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!
We also want to thank our advisors and investors — Loren Brichter, Dave Morin, John Maeda, Xavier Niel, Jérémie Berrebi — as well as our friends and family: Simon Istolainen, Jérémie Kanza, Sacha Cayre, Cedric Gepner, Laurent Merlinot, Didier Kuhn, Tariq Krim, Christophe Baillon, Laurent Cerveau, Christophe Giaume, Sebastien Maury, Manuel Colom, Bertrand Guiheneuf and all of you who have helped us along the way.[/quote]
Google last Friday (July 20, 2012) said it had acquired Sparrow for an undisclosed amount. If you’re not familiar with