Published on February 6th, 2015 | by Mick Brennan0
Microsoft Reportedly Purchases Apps Maker ‘Sunrise’ for $100 Million
Tech Crunch have reported that Microsoft is buying mobile calendar app maker ‘Sunrise Atelier’. ‘Sunrise’ would be the second acquisition of a top mobile application maker by Microsoft in just a few months following the purchase of email app ‘Acompli’ for $200 million which it is now using as the core of a new Outlook app for iOS and Android, and which would be consistent with CEO Satya Nadella’s new “mobile first, mobile everywhere” slogan.
It is thought that Microsoft is reportedly going to keep the service running ‘as-is’ meaning existing Sunrise apps won’t be disappearing any time soon. The current Sunrise apps will remain as stand-alone products. However, the company will likely also incorporate some of Sunrise’s technology into its own future products.
Sunrise currently offers a suite of calendar products for mobile and desktop users that connects with and consolidates calendars from different providers. It’s available on the iPhone, iPad, Android devices, and on the Mac App Store, as well as offering a web client. Users can access their calendars from Google, iCloud, and Microsoft Exchange, as well as connect to a wide range of other third-party apps.
SOURCE: Tech Crunch