The developers of the popular Sparrow email app for iOS devices have released an update today, bring a bunch of new features to the latest iteration of Sparrow, version 1.2. According to the Sparrow blog, the new version brings four new features to the app including new message navigation, the ability to edit and create folder labels, the ability to compose e-mails while in landscape mode (for seriously serious iPhone email users) as well as language support for 9 languages.
The developers also address the issue with Push notifications in the app, a feature that many people have been screaming for since its release and, essentially, a key differentiating factor that would convince some users to switch from the iPhone mail app to Sparrow. The devs note that Apple is not willing to grant an exception to the rule that apps have to send any Push notifications from their own servers which means that the Sparrow servers will have to host the Push feature for all users.
This essentially means that Sparrow will be offering Push notifications in the future, but it will require an extra yearly subscription (managed through the app) in order to pay for the server costs. There’s no timescale offered on when Push notifications would be implemented but you can bet that it’s a top priority for the development team.
Sparrow for iOS is available now on the App Store for $2.99