In a post early this early morning, Microsoft officially announced the acquisition of Acompli, designers of e-mail customer app for iOS and Android. The acquisition price mored than $$ 200 million, according to Re/code.
Acompli Email is well concerned for its substantial selection of attributes including Microsoft Exchange assistance, very easy gps to gain access to current e-mails and calls, and convenience of use with add-ons and files.
The acquisition is a progression for Microsoft’s push on mobile productivity, including bringing Office to iOS earlier in the year. The company has actually kept a steady stream of updates flowing to the iOS versions of Office as well, including including printing abilities, third-party typefaces, and, most just recently, optimized iPhone versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for smaller sized displays. Acompli is now the latest addition to Microsoft’s huge array of productivity-based offerings.
We’re excited regarding just what’s possible as we build on the app’s success and bring it together with work currently in progress by the Overview group. Our objective is to deliver superb cross-platform applications that sustain the variety of email solutions people make use of today and help them complete more.
This purchase brings us an app with innovative technology and a collection of talented people that are passionate regarding changing email and interactions on mobile displays. It will expedite our work to deliver the complete power of Office to cell phones. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.
The absence of a proper Overview app for iOS has forced many users to flock to third-party apps whose absence of certain attributes, specifically Exchange assistance, confirm insufficient. Though there’s no official word yet on just what the business plans to do with Acompli beyond bolstering the Outlook effort, it’s easy to see where it can suit their mobile efficiency suite of applications.
Acompli Email continues to be readily available on the App Store completely free for the time being [Direct Link]