It’s Sunset For Electronic Calendar App, Sunrise


Sunrise, an electronic calendar app for mobile and desktop, has announced it is “sunsetting”, with the app shutting down completely on August 31, 2016.

Launched in 2013, Sunrise was made for Google Calendar, Exchange and iCloud and connects with apps like Facebook, Evernote, Foursquare, TripIt, Todoist, Trello and more to make sure users are up to date with all the events happening in their life.

Sunrise automatically syncs between users’ phone, tablet and computer, so they can access their calendar from anywhere. 

The app was bought in 2015 by Microsoft and since then, the team behind the app has been working on Outlook for iOS and Android.

As a result of this, the team won’t be able to support and update Sunrise. That means there’ll be no new features and no bug fixes.

And because they don’t want its users to have a vulnerable app – they infact described it as “a lousy app” – Sunrise will be removed from the app stores in the next couple of days.

On August 31, the app will be shut down officially and it will stop working all together.

“As heartbreaking as this sounds, we’re hard at work bringing the magic of Sunrise to the Outlook apps, with all your most loved features – interesting calendars, event icons and calendar apps. We’re confident you’ll be able to find our special touch there too,” the team stated in a blogpost.

Users of Sunrise can opt to use Outlook for iOS and Android – now basically an extension of the Sunrise app – and continue to make their day-to-day life easier and more enjoyable to manage.

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