The software company Sparrow, best known for their wildly popular Mac and iOS email client, announced Friday that they were bought by Google and that they will be teaming up with the search giant to help bring gmail to a new level. A Google spokesperson said, “The Sparrow team has always put their users first by focusing on building a seamlessly simple and intuitive interface for their email client. We look forward to bringing them aboard the Gmail team, where they’ll be working on new projects.” Google has said that it will continue to support Sparrow’s apps and provide bug fixes and updates to those apps. On Sparrow’s blog, CEO Dom Leca writes that Sparrow is “joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.” Google has not specifically said which products it will work on with the Sparrow team, but it surely looks like they were brought on to help keep Google’s Gmail a contender for online email services.