Sunrise Calendar app was a rising star among the smartphone users, compelling Microsoft
to acquire it back in February 2015. The tech giant had already hinted on its plan to merge the core features of Sunrise Calendar with its Outlook apps, which seems to be right around the corner. The Sunrise Calendar app team has announced its shut down on August 31.
The calendar app, which is has seen millions of downloads on the Android and iOS platform, will be removed from the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store as well.The announcement was made by the Sunrise Calendar app team through their official blog
, stating that the Sunrise team will now be working alongside the Outlook team.
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The blog post also explained that the app will not only be removed, but all form of customer support and updates will be dropped immediately after August 31. For all Sunrise Calendar
app fans, embracing Outlook to get a hold of all the new features is now the only option left. Microsoft recently added Evernote, Facebook, and Wunderlist to Outlook, while OneNote and Skype for Business integration are expected soon.
“The entire Sunrise team is now working side-by-side with the Outlook team and it’s a thrilling moment for us to work on an app of this scale. Unfortunately, as all good stories go, there’s a sad bit to it: we’re not able to support and update Sunrise anymore. No new features. No bug fixes. For us, that’s the definition of a lousy app and it’s not a user experience we want to leave you with. For this reason, we’ll be removing Sunrise from the app stores in the next few days. On August 31st, we’ll officially shut down the app and it will stop working all together.”
Have you been a loyal user of the Sunrise Calendar
app? Do you think Sunrise will find the same amount of success it did on its own, now that it is a part of Outlook apps? Let us know your opinion on the discontinuation of Sunrise Calendar below in the comments.