Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2012 23:06 UTC
In the News Okay, so this is entirely new to me. Sparrow is was an email client for Mac OS X and iOS (and Windows), which brought a decent Gmail experience to these platforms - as opposed to Apple's own not-so-good Gmail support and Google's Gmail iOS application which, well, is just a webpage. Google has now acquired Sparrow, and basically all hell has broken loose, to the point of Rian van der Merwe writing that 'we' lost "faith in a philosophy that we thought was a sustainable way to ensure a healthy future for independent software development, where most innovation happens".
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Missing the point...
by scarr on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 02:02 UTC
scarr
Member since:
2010-11-07

A lot of the frustration with Sparrow being sold is how it was handled. Two weeks ago they have a big sale and media blitz and sold a tonne of copies (shot way up on the app store charts). This is when a lot of us first heard of Sparrow and also purchased it. 5 bucks. yippee... a fancy coffee. No big deal...

Except, they had to know about the sale two weeks ago, so why didn't they just shut their big traps, stop promoting their app, and forget about a fire sale? Instead they went for one big last minute money grab assuming no one would care about "5 bucks".

Thankfully Apple is sending out refunds, you only need to ask.

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RE: Missing the point...
by Radio on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 10:56 in reply to "Missing the point..."
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Except, they had to know about the sale two weeks ago, so why didn't they just shut their big traps, stop promoting their app, and forget about a fire sale? Instead they went for one big last minute money grab assuming no one would care about "5 bucks".

Who don't you stop whining like a spoiled child?

You got what you paid for.

If I were Sparrow's developper, I'd consider pushing and triggering a death switch in my app just to give you idiots a real reason to whine.

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RE[2]: Missing the point...
by scarr on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 14:44 in reply to "RE: Missing the point..."
scarr Member since:
2010-11-07


Who don't you stop whining like a spoiled child?

You got what you paid for.

If I were Sparrow's developper, I'd consider pushing and triggering a death switch in my app just to give you idiots a real reason to whine.


Wow, get bent.

I was not complaining like a spoiled child. I, in fact, got more then I paid for. 5 bucks is nothing (could be a lot to you, I guess...). The app was great, worth more then 5 silly dollars. If you bothered to take 2 seconds to consider what I was saying, it was the optics of the whole thing.

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