This is one iOS app I am particularly excited about. I’m a huge fan of the Sparrow email client for Mac OS X, and ever since rumors started circulating that claimed the app is coming to iOS, I’ve been itching to get my hands on it. According to the application’s developer, Dominique Leca, Sparrow will land on the iPhone in the coming months.
In an interview with Business Insider, Leca said that the company is hard at work on Sparrow for iPhone, but it wants to ensure that the app is ready for primetime before it hits the App Store. Basically, it doesn’t want to do a Google and release a horrible app that it has to pull two hours after its debut.
Leca said that their focus for Sparrow on iPhone is efficiency:
“We want our user to spend less time on mail. Our goal is to provide an efficient and playful experience,” Leca told [Business Insider]. “But we need to see if the UI we’ve come up with makes as much sense on the iPhone as we thought when we designed it. Our focus is efficiency.”
The Business Insider report claims the iPhone app will be ready “within the coming few months,” so I’m hoping to see it in the App Store before Christmas. As a teaser, Leca provided Business Insider with the image at the top, which is Sparrow running on the iPhone.
I was skeptical about Sparrow for iPhone when I first heard the rumors. I had no doubt it would be a wonderful app — just like its Mac counterpart — but I was concerned it wouldn’t make it past Apple’s App Store approval process. However, the introduction of an official Gmail app for the iPhone suggests the Cupertino company is now happy to accept third-party email clients.
If you haven’t already experienced Sparrow, there’s a free version for the Mac available in the Mac App Store — go check it out!