Keep Sparrow App Alive
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Keep Sparrow App Alive

    1. Warren Colbert
    2. Petition by

      Warren Colbert

      San Francisco, CA

This is a plea to Google to keep pushing forward with development on Sparrow alive(under it's name or another) and set an example for other talent acquisitions.

Recently it has been announced that Goole has acquired the development team responsible for the wildly successful email client for Mac and iPhone, Sparrow. According to the CEO of Sparrow, future feature development will be ceased.

In this age of fierce competition for the best talent, companies like Google are quickly acquiring passionate entrepreneurs while killing off technology paid for, used, and loved by millions.

This is not a dig on Dom Leca, CEO of Sparrow, or Google. I congratulate him on his reward for building such a fantastic piece of software and wish him and his team the best of luck moving forward, and respect Google's need to continue building an innovative organization.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Ross Webster-Salter WORTHING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      Sparrow is easily the best client and am happy for the success of the Sparrow team and have respect for google.

      However, I would like to see google continue development of this app, even if it comes under the google brand.

    • Mathew Paret CHENNAI, INDIA
      • 11 months ago

      This the one I have been looking for since long. We need this app.

    • Brandon Mirda CRANFORD, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      need native gmail app

    • Casper Schipper DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS
      • about 1 year ago

      Over the past months, I have been trying every available mail client for OS X, but in the end I returned to good old Sparrow. Even over one year after its acquisition/abandonment, it continues to be the best email client on the Mac (at least for me). I don’t know if this means the competition is weak or Sparrow is just brilliant, but I do know that I’d love to see Sparrow’s development continued!

    • Anton Bashurov ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN
      • over 1 year ago

      Because Sparrow is only desktop app which could somewhere near as web Gmail.


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