Microsoft announced yesterday that it has acquired Acompli, developer of a rising mobile email app for both iOS and Android devices.
Started just 18 months ago, the Acompli team began talking with enterprise IT departments on how to integrate and better utilize Acompli which led to talks with Microsoft and Office 365 integration. Microsoft obviously feels that the app is a good fit for it’s Office 365 suite and will assist the company in their push towards mobile support after releasing Office for iOS earlier this year (Office for Android devices recently entered a closed beta testing phase).
Microsoft Corporate VP, Outlook and Office 365, Rajesh Jha stated that Acompli:
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. It consistently receives enthusiastic feedback from users and strong app store ratings. Reviews have called it “your new best friend,” “brilliant” and “must have for BYOD.”
If you’re an existing Acompli user, CEO Javieer Soltero assures that:
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.
Check out the Acompli app product tour in the video below.
With Google’s recent launch of Inbox, and now with Microsoft snatching up Acompli, it definitely seems that the big companies are serious about email, calendar, and file integration on mobile devices.
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