Sunrise Calendar arrives on Android and the web, aims to be the first true cross-platform social calendar


  • TheShinraCorp .

    Ok I don’t get it. This app is supposed to be the first cross platform calendar app? I thought this stuff already existed…. I mean when I create a new event in outlook, my Windows Phone, my iPad and the web version all get the same event without any needs to modify. I guess if you want to login using whatever social app you’re using then go ahead but I rather have everything sync in a simple calendar application by only using 1 platform which is Outlook. Not by creating an event on FAcebook, or an event on Twitter or an event on LinkedIn or whatever and then launch a seperate application to view these events in one spot.

  • rgl168

    Do I really need to tell the rest of my friends (or the rest of the world) that at that exact time and that exact date, that I am “running in the park”, waiting for furniture to be delivered or picking up my kids?

  • purdy44

    My Mom and I need to be able to share our schedules/calendars. I have a Nexus 5 and at some point she will be getting a Chromebook as her at home device. Does anyone know off the top of their heads whether gmail has the ability to share calendars?

    • Lazardus

      Yes you can share your google calendar.

    • FlamesFan89

      Absolutely. My wife and I have a shared calendar that we can both access from our phones, the web, or on our Nexus 7. It’s great for keeping track of appointments, kids events, sporting events that we each play.

    • purdy44

      Awesome! Thanks so much, guys!

  • FlamesFan89

    I gave the app a try, but I didn’t see any advantage over the Google calendar. I disliked that in the month view, there wasn’t a quick way to see which days have appointments, and which ones don’t, or perhaps I was just missing something.

  • Laer

    I’m also confused here. I’ve been sharing my Google calendar’s with friends and family for years. I don’t use the Google calendar app though as it kind of sucks. But since it’s API, any calendar pretty much talks. I use Jorte on the phone as an example.