Microsoft has acquired an Android and iOS productivity software developer called Acompli for a reported $200m, although the financial terms of the deal were not confirmed by either party.
Microsoft said that the purchase will enhance its bring your own device and cross-platform development opportunities in the mobile space.
"We're excited about what's possible as we build on the Acompli app's success and bring it together with work currently in progress by the Outlook team," said Microsoft's corporate VP for Office, Rajesh Jha.
"Our goal is to deliver fantastic cross-platform apps that support the variety of email services people use today and help them accomplish more."
Jha added that the Acompli deal is a continuation of efforts designed to boost the enterprise use of productivity products following the release of Office for the iPad and iPhone and Android.
"These are significant steps in our work to deliver the best productivity experiences across mobile platforms, and we're continuing to push forward," he said.
"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."
Acompli said that after 18 months in existence the firm is looking forward to serving hundreds of millions of mobile users.
Customers of the file, document, diary and mail sharing application should expect the service to continue, and Acompli said that it will provide more detail as it becomes available.
"We remain committed to the original Acompli vision of making the best mobile email application on any platform and across all services," said Javier Soltero, CEO and co-founder of Acompli.
"Your app and accounts will continue to work and the team will continue on our fast pace of improving and adding new functionality every couple of weeks."
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