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Microsoft is using mobile apps to draw users

The company is hoping to win over device owners with a spectrum of Android and Apple compatible applications.

Microsoft has been releasing a range of different mobile apps that are compatible with Android and Apple iOS operating systems in order to help to draw the attention and usage of those device users.

The company has been acquiring startups to help to give its own mobile application offerings a boost.

For example, Microsoft recently purchased a tech startup from Germany called 6Wunderlkinder. Now, it is able to offer mobile apps that compete with some of the core applications that had previously been used on other operating systems. For example the Keep app on Android or the Reminders application on Apple now has competition through the Wunderlist that was created by the newly acquired company.

That is only one example of several moves that Microsoft is making in order to draw users for its mobile apps.

Mobile Apps - MicrosoftAt the same time, the company continues to promote its own Windows operating system for mobile devices. That said, in the grand scheme of things, the number of consumers who are actually purchasing devices based on that OS are quite low compared to the number of people who are using Android and iOS based gadgets. Therefore, the company is ensuring that it will be able to appeal to a larger market by ensuring that its smartphone apps will run on the most popular platforms and not just its own.

The offerings from Microsoft include its Office programs for Android and iOS, which it created itself and released earlier in 2015. That said, it also has a calendar application called Sunrise, which was developed by a company that was purchased by the tech giant back in February. For its email application, it uses Accompli, which was the result of a purchase of another startup.

So far, the mobile apps that Microsoft has been offering – including its own and those developed by startups that it has acquired – have been receiving considerable praise from tech reviewers. It could be that the company may be starting to redefining its niche within the new device marketplace.

Mobile app startup, Accompli, purchased by Microsoft

This deal could make it easier for people to manage their email using their smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft has now announced that it is purchasing Accompli, which is an email management mobile app, in a deal that has now been reported to be worth over $200 million.

The deal could potentially give Microsoft a boost in making email easier to manage over mobile devices.

This will give Microsoft the chance to make it easier for users to manage their email over smartphones and tablets that are based on Android or iOS. According to the vice president of Microsoft, Rajesh Jha, when discussing this mobile app in a blog post, “In a world where more than half of email messages are first read on a mobile device, it’s essential to give people fantastic email experiences wherever they go.”

The company feels that this mobile app provides an innovative way to interact with what is in an inbox.

Mobile app starup is purchasedJha also added that “The Accompli team is passionate about this quest. Their app provides innovative ways to focus on what’s important in your inbox, to schedule meetings, and work with attachments and files.” Within the blog and at the time of the writing of this review, there was no official announcement with regards to the price of the purchase, but a number of reports were made by the media to suggest the aforementioned approximate total.

Javier Solerto of Accompli explained in his own blog that the mobile application is going to become a component of the overall strategy that Microsoft is putting into place in order to reinvent the way that people view productivity in an era of mobile devices.

Solerto went on to say that their company began only a year and a half ago and their team moved forward to create a product that would help to make email better when used through a mobile app. He added that the journey of that team has now taken a leap forward by joining a much larger organization in a way that will allow the talent, tech, and market reach to “take the vision of Acompli to hundreds of millions of mobile users across the world.”