It now seems the criticism of and accusations directed at the Sparrow team and their decision to sell seems to be more justified than ever.
All they apparently wanted was to cash-in quick to move on to something else. Earning some extra cash and receiving free PR from excited users, which are left out in the cold.
Which raises the question, should we still congratulate them for their success? As in, should we encourage this type of “entrepreneurship”?
At first I was annoyed mostly to not see Sparrow on the iPad, then I came to terms with the fact it’s their company, but after reading the above tweets, I feel users of Sparrow have the full right to complain and be upset with the Sparrow team and how they handled this.
When the next “Sparrow” of email clients comes along from an indie developer, you can be assured there will be a lot of hesitation from users. Which in turn will make developers hesitate to head down this path.
Once burned, twice shy.