Microsoft acquires e-mail startup Acompli
After by accident leaking its plans, Microsoft has now confirmed it is shopping for e mail startup Acompli for an undisclosed sum. The corporate got here to prominence because of its synonymous app for Android and iOS, which we reviewed favorably earlier this yr.
Acompli in all probability caught Microsoft’s consideration with in depth help for the corporate’s Trade servers. Though restricted Trade e-mail and calendar compatibility is cooked into each Google and Apple’s cellular OSes, Acompli handles duties like creating occasions, responding to invitations, and managing contacts extra like Microsoft’s Outlook than a 3rd-social gathering app. As such, an acquisition is sensible — Microsoft might select to both relabel the app “Outlook Cellular” or one thing comparable, or use it as the inspiration for a brand new Outlook app for iOS and Android. If you wish to see what the fuss is about earlier than Microsoft decides what it needs to do with it, the app is already obtainable as a free obtain for Android and iOS.