Microsoft has officially confirmed its acquisition of Sunrise Calendar

by: Jimmy WestenbergFebruary 11, 2015
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A few days ago, Microsoft was rumored to purchase the popular cross-platform calendar app, Sunrise Calendar. While we didn’t hear anything official, Sunrise teased the acquisition in their most recent app update. The Sunrise team said, “Today, we’re excited to announce our … new Android app for tablets!” though any word on the purchase was nowhere to be found. With that said, Microsoft has just made it official in a YouTube video interview with Sunrise co-founder Pierre Valade and Acompli co-founder Javier Soltero. The two were being interviewed by Microsoft’s Chief Storyteller, Steve Clayton.

In the video, Valade mentioned that the goal with Sunrise was to make something more useful in the product category that they felt was underestimated by many. The co-founder also says that the app could be used in every part of a persons life, rather than solely for work.

Earlier rumors suggested that Microsoft was willing to buy Sunrise for $100 million, but there is still no official word on the exact amount. When Microsoft acquired the Acompli mail app back in December for north of $200 million, Microsoft rebranded the app under the Outlook name only a few days after the acquisition. We’re not sure what Microsoft’s plans are with Sunrise Calendar, but we wouldn’t doubt it if we saw some Sunrise features roll out to the company’s Outlook services sometime soon.

If you have yet to try Sunrise Calendar, now is a great time to do so. You can download it for free from the Google Play Store.

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  • Guest

    Please remove the intrusive and ineffective FULL screen ads. They are not driving customers to the advertisement in good will. People are less willing to give money to a company that is annoying the shit out of them and making it impossible to read their articles!

  • Jerry Li

    Requesting removal of the intrusive and ineffective FULL screen ads. They are not driving customers to the advertisement in good will. People are less willing to give money to a company that is annoying the shit out of them and making it impossible to read their articles!

    • MasterMuffin

      You made me really confused, I thought you were talking about the app o.O I haven’t gotten those full screen ads for a long time for whatever reason! They (AA) most likely don’t do it on purpose as they don’t hand-pick every ad that is displayed, so the offenders are able to sneak in. Probably (most definitely) more effective to report it somewhere else than in comments

  • crutchcorn

    I actually look forward to see what they do with it… That’s really really funny because I was just saying in the Next Locker Beta how this was my calendar app. Lol. Fun coincidences

  • ugh

    Man… First Shithoo! buys Aviate Launcher, now MicroShit is buying Sunrise. Oh well…

  • Chris

    I tried Sunrise in the past but I actually prefer the Android Calendar app. Googles web based calendar on the other hand needs a major UI overhaul