Google drops email client Sparrow for iOS, looks for migration to Inbox

Google drops email client Sparrow for iOS, looks for migration to Inbox
Google has quietly pulled the plug on its Sparrow app for iOS (and Mac). After paying less than $25 million for Sparrow in 2012, Google charged $2.99 for the email client in the Apple App Store. While the wings have been pulled off Sparrow, Google will continue to support it for those who shelled out cash to purchase the app. After its debut, Sparrow become one of the top utility apps for the iOS platform before tumbling to its current position as the 842nd most downloaded iOS app (according to AppAnnie).

Google hopes that those looking for Sparrow, and current users of it, both migrate over to its highly regarded Inbox. The latter is a free app available via invitation only. Inbox helps you sort your Gmail, snooze it and will even allow you to retract a sent email before it is read.

Recently, Google said that 70% of Inbox users are Android owners with 28% rockin' iOS. Google would like to see the usage data broaden out more with more iPhone and iPad users installing the app. You can ask for an Inbox invitation by emailing your request to inbox@google.com.

source: TechCrunch
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