Microsoft has today announced that it has acquired Acompli, provider of innovative mobile email apps for iOS and Android, as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to help Windows Phone users to accomplish more with their mobile devices. “We’re excited about what’s possible as we build on the app’s success”, said Microsoft in an official blog post.
“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. Their app provides innovative ways to focus on what’s important in your inbox, to schedule meetings, and work with attachments and files. Users love how it connects to all email services and provides a single place to manage email with a focus on getting things done.”
Acompli CEO Javier Soltero has also shared his thoughts on the acquisition:
“I’m incredibly excited to announce that Acompli has been acquired by Microsoft. Our team and products will become part of Microsoft’s ambitious effort to reimagine productivity for the mobile era. Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing more about the exciting product plans we have as Acompli becomes a part of Microsoft. We remain committed to the original Acompli vision of making the best mobile email application on any platform and across all services. Your app and accounts will continue to work and the team will continue on our fast pace of improving and adding new functionality every couple of weeks.”
Earlier this year, Microsoft brought Office to the iPad and the iPhone, and it has recently announced plans of bringing Office to Android devices as well.