According to co-founder and developer Dominique Leca, the Sparrow team (now part of Google’s Gmail team) is working on a minor update that will enable support for the iPhone 5 and its taller screen. “iPhone 5 support is coming soon to Sparrow”, Dominique wrote on Twitter.

Still a big fan and regular user of Sparrow on both the Mac and iOS platform, I sure am pleased that they are continuing to provide at least basic level of support to ensure the program runs smoothly on refreshed devices…

Google in July sent shockwaves throughout the tech community by announcing it would acquire Sparrow for its engineering team.

The search Goliath confirmed only maintenance releases would be worked on as the Sparrow team got integrated with Google’s Gmail team.

As a result, no new features would be developed, Google said.

Still, Google pleasantly surprised fans with a small August updated which brought support for Google’s “Open in Chrome” action, also present in the updated Gmail for iOS app.

Also, the Sparrow team released open-source components of the Sparrow mobile app, but for personal use only.

[via The Next Web]