Microsoft has reportedly purchased one of Android’s most beautifully designed calendar apps


Sunrise Calendar for Android

Like other utility apps, calendar apps on Android are a dime a dozen. But well designed calendar apps, well those are a little harder to come by. Back in May of last year, we gave you guys a look at Sunrise Calendar, a beautifully designed calendar app for Android devices that synced up with both your Google and iCloud account.

The app seems to have caught the eye of Microsoft who has reportedly purchased the app for upwards of $100 million. Neither side has confirmed anything, so right now we’ll have to take TechCrunch at their word until we get something more concrete.

There were also no details on what would happen to Sunrise — which comes in mobile app, desktop app, or web client form — now that it’s under Microsoft’s wing. Recently Microsoft purchased Acompli only to later rebrand it as the new Outlook, so we’re guessing Sunrise will share a similar story.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. ¡Hay chihuahua!

  2. If you can’t beat them buy them

    1. Intel’s doing the same think in IoT and mobile chip IP!

  3. and here I am trying to figure out how to win a free 1+1 or come up with a few hundred to buy the damn thing haha

  4. After converting DOS with xerox ui to window95 ms all it has done put lipstick on a pig and copied otherz

  5. I checked out Sunrise but it wasn’t enough to switch me from Business Calendar Pro. This will ensure I never look at Sunrise again.

    1. It’s pretty hard to beat Business Calendar Pro, especially getting it for free in the early days of the Amazon Appstore.

  6. Love Sunrise but I’m liking the smart acquisitions Microsoft been making lately. Windows 10 is shaping up nice based off iOS/Android Office apps.

    1. This. I’m almost considering going back to the MS ecosystem with all these nice services and acquisitions to improve WINDOWS 10

      1. You mean ms crapware that no one cares with bsod

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          1. It keeps happening on windoze 8 update yea you don’t have to work hard to see windoze 8/7 crash . I know truth hurts and its hard to swallow..but this will be fixed on windoze 9 oh sorry windoze 10 or 12 or 14

        2. pretty hard to blue screen a modern windows pc, can’t say I have seen one on the computer i’m typing this on (8.1), back in the days of xp though bsod were much more common.

      2. I’m telling you, I was die hard android-is-capable-of-anything up until I bought a surface pro 3. Thing is beast and replaced my Note 10.1 2014 and Zenbook Prime. Pick one up and try for 14 days from best buy. You’ll never look back…

      3. I do admit it’s been 2 years since I last gave disqus a check,
        But it was so refreshing to see a girl who know so much about tech,
        If your life seems boring and like a really long trek,
        I promise I’ll make you laugh and smile and won’t leave you a wreck.

  7. $100 million ????

  8. Microsoft is the world’s largest software enterprise and they acquired many of the applications that got them there including QDOS, Ruby, FoxPro, SQL Server and others. So why not do the same in mobile apps? MS is flush with cash and needs to quicken its innovation through acquisition. Intel’s doing the same thing in mobile chips.

  9. Definitely not one of the most beautiful. Cal and Today calendar beat it by a long shot.

  10. tried it but it’s missing some rather basic things, I find sol calendar much better.

  11. Business calendar is on all my devices. Would have been a wiser choice imho but maybe Sunrise is more popular especially on iOS.

  12. Business Calendar 2 FTW. Users of v1 may upgrade for a fraction of the price.

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