Google Buys Sparrow Email App


http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google-acquires-sparrow-email-app-a-trojan-horse-for-google.php

Pardon the ugly link above, that’s what happens when I share feed links on the phone. But hey I just read yesterday that someone loves Android for the ability to share links to other apps. Totally. Anyway back to the topic, highly acclaimed iphone and mac app Sparrow that handles Gmail, has been bought by Google, and to be integrated into, no surprise here, Gmail. Incredibly, half the Web is complaining that it’s a disaster, all because they all enjoyed using Sparrow so much compared to browser Gmail client. I think it’s good news. Sparrow was doing well, it plugged a loophole in Gmail offerings, I never used it but I heard it has good features and worked wonderfully including giving iphone users much coveted Push notification functionality. The development team seemed to make sense, so it’s good that they will add that into gmail’s core functionality. Gmail hasn’t had a major upgrade since the bizarre UI revamp and I think this will be a good breath of fresh air. The browser app can be improved, the android app can be improved, but it still beats iphone native email. So yeah, stop complaining about Sparrow already. If anything, it shows that even charging $4 or $10 for an app is not enough to do great things.

Google Buys Sparrow Email App

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