Microsoft's paying more than $100 million for the Sunrise calendar app for iOS and Android

Sunrise calendar is getting snapped up by Microsoft for "at least $100 million." The calendar app, which integrates sources diverse as Google Calendar and Trello project management and is available on Android, iOS, OS X, and the web, has carved out a niche for itself on the devices of many users.

According to TechCrunch, Microsoft's plans for Sunrise are varied:

We've heard Microsoft will keep its apps alive as stand-alone products, while using some of its technology for its own future products. That's similar to what it did with Acompli, which Microsoft acquired for $200 million.

Acompli recently relaunched as Outlook on iOS and Android, offering a fully-functional email client that stands toe-to-toe with Apple's and Google's. It might not even be a long time before we see what Microsoft has in store for Sunrise — they bought Acompli just back in December 2014.

Here's a quick look at what Sunrise does — though we have no word if Microsoft plans to bring the app or any of its features to Windows or Windows Phone:

Source: TechCrunch

Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.