CEO Satya Nadella finally confirmed Microsoft’s acquisition on email startup Acompli, confirming his focus on cross-platform technologies. The deal was reportedly executed for more than $200 million.
Acompli is an email startup with several useful features like prioritizing your important emails, integrated calendar, email scheduling and much more. The aggregated inbox of Acompli lets the users check emails from multiple accounts. The other major features offered by Acompli include Exchange support, Google Apps, Outlook.com, Yahoo, iCloud, Gmail and Office 365.
Acompli already has apps for both Android and iOS devices and will now be aggregated with the Outlook team, however, the company’s app will still be supporting the non-Microsoft services.
While announcing the acquisition on Acompli, corporate vice president of Microsoft Office, Rajesh Jha said, “it’s part of an ongoing strategy to offer the best productivity experiences across mobile platforms”. Jha further added, “(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.”
Microsoft will probably integrate the Acompli app into its Office 365 and offer yet another useful service across multiple platforms. The acquisition of Microsoft over Acompli will certainly provide a better and faster email experience.