Microsoft has confirmed that it will indeed acquire Acompli, the creators of a popular email app for iOS and Android platforms. This news was expected following a leaked URL on Microsoft's site last week that suggested the deal was going to be announced soon.
"We're excited about what's possible as we build on the app's success and bring it together with work currently in progress by the Outlook team. Our goal is to deliver fantastic cross-platform apps that support the variety of email services people use today and help them accomplish more. This acquisition brings us an app with innovative technology and a set of talented people who are passionate about reinventing email and communications on mobile screens. It will expedite our work to deliver the full power of Office to mobile devices."
Microsoft did not reveal how much they paid for Acompli, although Re/code claims, via their unnamed sources, that the price was "north of $200 million." In his own post, Acompli CEO Javier Soltero wrote:
"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."