What’s better than buying one of the most beloved calendar apps for mobile? Buying two of them.
After snatching up Acompli in December, Microsoft has reportedly acquired Sunrise, another popular calendar app on iOS and Android.
Microsoft paid close to $100 million for Sunrise, according to TechCrunch. That seems like quite a high number for such a small startup with a free app, but Acompli cost Microsoft $200 million.
Sunrise offers a unique take on the calendar experience by tying in all kinds of helpful services, like Facebook Events, Google Maps, weather forecasts, LinkedIn profiles, and more. Google Calendar, iCloud, and Exchange accounts are supported.
Sunrise is a great calendar app for iOS that Federico Viticci over at MacStories likes as well. I personally prefer Fantastical for it’s simplicity and design but Sunrise is right behind Fantastical in design and functionality. Considering how Microsoft merged their mail app Outlook with Acompli recently, it will be interesting to see Microsoft and Sunrise merge. I like this new Microsoft – beginning to have taste.