With the recent update of Sparrow for iOS, many people had been hoping that the development team for the outrageously successful email application would have managed to circumvent App Store rules and get Push notifications into the app. Sadly this didn’t materialize (you can read an opinion on the matter here). In fact, the Sparrow Devs blogged about the issue and noted that they would be implementing a yearly charge for Sparrow users who want Push notifications through the app.
A pointed survey by Macgasm this week hit the nail on the head when it asked readers if they would pay a subscription fee for Push notifications in Sparrow. Over 83% of users said that they wouldn’t. Not only this, but there’s probably quite a few people who wish that they hadn’t paid for the Sparrow app in the first place.
‘Was it released too soon?’ seemed to be a popular reaction to the news.
As a massive fan of Sparrow on the Mac, I purchased Sparrow for iOS within minutes of release. Now, faced with extra charges for Push, and still no Exchange support, do I wish that I had waited until I had the whole story?