Microsoft has announced on Monday that it will purchase the email startup app called Acompli. The news is not a big surprise because it was already announced on other tech blogs before Microsoft’s official statement, but since Microsoft confirmed, it means it’s true. The news confirms once again that Microsoft is pretty serious in showing its support for mobile operating systems, others than its own.
Microsoft will supposedly buy the Acompli email app for more than $200 million. Acompli email app is an Android and iOS email client and received praises for being a very efficient way to connect with the Microsoft’s and Google’s mail services.
Zimbra and VMware people claim that people check their emails on their phone a lot but do not take much action.
Rajesh Jha, Microsoft Vice President said in an official statement about the purchase of the Acompli email app that:
“In a world where more than half of email messages are first read on a mobile device, it’s essential to give people fantastic email experiences wherever they go. The Acompli team is passionate about this quest.”
Jha also said that Microsoft will combine the features of Acompli email app with other mobile efforts built by the Outlook team.
Microsoft VP said that the new app will focus on important email features:
“Acompli app provides innovative ways to focus on what’s important in your inbox, to schedule meetings, and work with attachments and files.”
Javier Soltero from Acompli wrote on his blog that their new app
“will become part of Microsoft’s ambitious effort to re-imagine productivity for the mobile era.”
Soltero added that:
“18 months ago we started building a team and a product around the idea that we could make mobile email better. Today that journey continues as part of a larger organization with the technology, talent, and market reach that will help us take the vision of Acompli to hundreds of millions of mobile users across the world.”
Microsoft and Acompli email app are hoping to make a great team together and really improve the way email apps function at the moment.