"We're not able to support and update Sunrise anymore".
Following the acquisition by Microsoft a year ago, Sunrise team today announced that they are discontinuing Sunrise mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Microsoft promised it wouldn't shut down Sunrise until it could incorporate all of Sunrise's features into Outlook, and it seems like it has made good on that promise. Those words came from Javier Soltero, Outlook's corporate vice president, who arrived at Microsoft after the company bought his email app Acompli, which has since become the core of the modern Outlook on mobile.
In a blog post, Microsoft said it'll no longer be supporting the application with new features or bug fixes.
The company announced that the calendar app will be removed from the App Store within the next few days, and its functionalities will be shut down entirely on August 31.
So, it's been confirmed today that, as of August 31 the Sunrise app will stop working.
The Sunrise app was still continued, though. "For us, that's the definition of a lousy app and it's not a user experience we want to leave you with", they wrote.
The app's closure was expected, but now we have an exact date to watch for.
At the same time, Redmond is also working on WordFlow implementation into SwiftKey, but for the moment, it appears that the keyboard won't have the same fate as Sunrise.
The announcement, though, comes with a promise that all the popular features of Sunrise- interesting calendars, event icons, and calendar apps- will be available for users to enjoy on Outlook.