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SplashData acquires Iambic

Today it was announced that software developer SplashData (SplashMoney, SplashID, SplashShoper, Splash ad nauseum) have bought Iambic, who make the popular Agendus program as well as some other not so memorable apps.

What does this mean for Windows Mobile fans?  Not much and perhaps even bad news, if you use Agendus.

SplashData used to be all about Windows Mobile software years ago. Then they went all iPhone crazy and never looked back, killing off or leaving to die all their "Splash apps". No kidding, their lineup is as fresh and hip as jokes about  "Snakes on a Plane".

So if you're a fan of Agendus, we're sorry to say we don't have much hope that it will be re-vamped anytime soon (it's gone from 3.0 to 3.4 in fourteen months, already not a fast upgrade path).

Read the official press release here for more information.

Daniel Rubino
Executive Editor

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • Such is life. Announcements like this don't really surprise or disappoint me. Companies have finite resources and have to decide what platforms/devices to support. We'll probably see them back on the platform in a couple of years when Windows Mobile is more of a competitor to the iPhone in the hearts and minds of users.
  • Very true, though both companies bear responsibility for having lack-luster and non-innovate ideas for their programs. Had they actually had something really interesting, it might have sold enough to warrant developing for multiple OS's.
  • The kings of abandonware buy out the kings of charging for bug fixes... no big deal..
  • They are still selling Agendus on their website. Not a word ANYWHERE on their website about Outlook 2010 incompatibility. Bait and switch. Waiting for an answer on a refund request.