We all knew that the mail application for iOS, Mailbox would go far despite its majorly long queues, however we did not expect this to happen quite this soon, details are coming in that Dropbox have actually stepped in and acquired the company.
There’s no details on the acquisition yet, but we should hear more soon and update you as we do, Dropbox did say the following in their announcement blog post however:
“Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love—it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered. Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered.
After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox—to solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day. We all quickly realized that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain.
Dropbox doesn’t replace your folders or your hard drive: it makes them better. The same is true with Mailbox, it doesn’t replace your email: it makes it better. Whether it’s your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life.
We’re all looking forward to making Mailbox even better and getting it into as many people’s hands as possible. There’s so much to do and we’re excited to get started!”
Hopefully this might mean those extra long queues might start to reduce in size well one can only dream.