Microsoft made the headlines when, back in February, purchased the calendar app Sunrise for more than 100 million dollars. The company used this purchase as a way to revamp its mobile offerings, along with the Outlook email app (released a month earlier). The users didn’t like this move by Microsoft, as they feared it would eventually be the downfall for the app, which turned out to be correct. Sunrise announced today that the application won’t be getting any more updates:
As the entire team is completely focused on the Outlook for iOS and Android apps, we won’t be updating the Sunrise apps anymore. We won’t lie, it’s tough for us to leave behind the apps we’ve been working on so passionately for the past years.
The project wasn’t simply scrapped of course, many of the features have been migrated to the new Outlook application, as both Microsoft and Sunrise made sure to emphasize that point. You can see the new feature and what’s been done on the application via Outlook Blog.
The Outlook app for Android has a new look and should be made available in the near future. As for the Sunrise, you’ll still be able to use it, just don’t expect to have any bug fixes or new features to be added from now on.