Mention the name Sunrise to a select demographic of nerds and you’re likely to create a visceral response. Before Microsoft and about a year later, it was one of those apps that people liked to praise. Thoughtful design and functions helped it stand out from the crowd and gain a passionate following in a crowded market dominated by heavyweights like Gcal.
But then Microsoft closed the app and fans had to look elsewhere with no alternative to fill the void. But the good news is that something similar might be on the way. Yahoo (the parent company of Engadget) is working on a standalone calendar app called . We know not the most exciting ones to sell, but stick with us.
Corresponding , has recruited Jeremy Le Van, one of the co-founders of Sunrise, to help develop the software. In addition, the company has reportedly given Le Van’s team the freedom to develop the software independently of other Yahoo properties. In its current version, the app doesn’t seem to offer any Yahoo branding or integrations. Additionally, there are plans to make it something that integrates with every email client and other tools that people use.
Of course, we have to see what the end product looks like, but even if Day is only half as good as Sunrise, the calendar conversation will be more interesting.
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