This is hardly a surprise to those familiar with how mergers and acquisitions work out in the real world, but popular calendar app Sunrise will be shutting down in just a few more months. This announcement from the development team that built Sunrise comes a little more than a year after it was revealed that Microsoft was purchasing Sunrise. Since that acquisition by Microsoft, the members of the Sunrise team have joined the Outlook development efforts where their work is being rolled into that product.
According to a post on the Sunrise blog, the app will be removed from app stores over the course of the next few days. Even if you hoped to use an unsupported app, you will be out of luck as the backend for Sunrise will be shutdown on August 31st and the whole system will stop working.
The development team says the decision was made because they no longer have time to support and update Sunrise apart from their work on Outlook. This left them in the position of not being able to provide a user experience that they wanted people to have when using the Sunrise calendar.
For those who are interested in features that Sunrise provided, like interesting calendars and event icons and what they describe as “the magic of Sunrise,” the developers encourage users to follow them over to Outlook.
If you are still a Sunrise user, have you found a replacement yet or do you plan to check out Outlook?