1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar

    The popular Sparrow E-mail client was acquired by Google in July of 2012, and even then, it still retained its reputation for having a very slow adoption of new features as requested by its users. On the other hand, many people still used the application because of its nice user interface.

    On Tuesday, however, Google has pulled the Sparrow E-mail client from both the iOS and Mac OS X App Stores. The reasoning behind it, as TechCrunch reports, appears to be that Google is focusing its efforts on its new Inbox by Gmail application, which is a relatively new E-mail client that supports Google's Gmail service.

    This, among other small details, would explain why the Sparrow application never received any updates for iOS 8 or Apple's OS X Yosemite operating system.

    At this point in time, Google's Inbox application for Gmail is still so new that it requires an invite to use, just like Sparrow did when it was launched. If you want to hop on board, you can download the application for free from this App Store link and request your invite. You can also visit the Inbox by Gmail Web site at this link.

    Sources: TechCrunch
    2015-02-17 06:08 PM
  2. fleurya's Avatar
    So much for Google not pulling apps that they acquire...
    2015-02-18 04:02 PM