Dropbox announced they receive one billion uploads every day a few weeks ago at MWC, which obviously means they have a ton of users uploading their files onto the service on a regular basis. They’re always looking to expand their features, which is why they previously acquired Audiogalaxy and Snapjoy. Today, Dropbox is announcing another acquisition that may make them a major player in the world of email clients.
Dropbox has announced they have acquired a newly popular iPhone email application, Mailbox. “Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love,” wrote Dropbox co-founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in a recently published blog post. “It was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered.”
Mailbox’s acquisition doesn’t mean the service will suddenly become a part of Dropbox and be used as an added service. Dropbox plans to keep Mailbox as a separate entity and will help push it forward to add more email providers and mobile devices, as well as additional features. All 14 employees of Mailbox will keep their positions and continue their work on the application.