Last week, Rajesh Jha, the Corporate Vice President for Office Services and Servers at Microsoft mistakenly revealed that the company has acquired Acompli. However, the announcement was quickly deleted from the company’s blog. Just a few hours ago, Microsoft officially announced the acquisition ofAcompli in a new blog post. In case you didn’t know, Acompli is a mobile e-mail app which is available for Android and iOS. Acompli empowers professionals to do more and defer less from mobile email. If Microsoft acquires it, my guess is that it could become Outlook for mobile devices. Acompli already supports Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook email accounts.
Microsoft stated that the acquisition is part of the company’s “wide effort to help people accomplish more with their mobile devices,” With the acquisition of Acompli, Microsoft hopes to improve Outlook apps for mobile. The company also revealed its goal to offer brilliant cross-platform apps for productivity. Rajesh Jha stated,
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.
Rajesh Jha also stated the company will bring the ‘full power’ of Office to mobile devices. It’ll be very interesting to see if the company brings some more improvement to the default Windows Phone e-mail app. What do you think? Discuss in the comment section below.