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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Sunrise Redesigns the Calendar Experience on iOS, Integrating Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Calendars




Sunrise Calendar is a smart calendar app that was designed by former Foursquare engineers to incorporate social networking and event information from Google Calendar, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

The app, which uses swipe gestures for quick switching between calendar days, offers a feed populated with Google Calendar and Facebook events, along with upcoming birthdays and daily weather information. Sunrise provides detailed information about events, such as a Facebook or LinkedIn profile of meeting attendees.
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-100% free calendar app with a gorgeous design.
-Compatible only with Google Calendar for now.
-A completely redesigned calendar experience for your iPhone.
-Synchronization that just works, in real-time.
-Quick Add Event just by typing "Lunch tomorrow at 9pm" (long-press on the +).
-Reminders.
-Timezone Support. No more headache when travelling!
-Facebook Events and Birthdays included.
-See faces of people you are meeting with using LinkedIn.
-Weather forecast based on your location.
-Smart icons.
-Tag location to events.
-Use Google Maps for Directions.
-Connect multiple Google Calendars.
Like Fantastical, Sunrise allows for colloquial language when entering events. For example, typing "Dinner with Bob at 6pm tomorrow" will schedule the appropriate event in the calendar. Sunrise uses a server component, much like Mailbox, to power its app integration and push notification system.

Sunrise Calendar is available as a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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time to replace my last default apple app apple rly need to step up their game software wise
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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Seems like an interesting idea, but unbelievable that it won't show your existing iCloud calendar. That seems like an essential feature to me.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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Apple will probably integrate their designs in Calendar at some point in the future.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:54 PM   #5
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no iCloud no game.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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I still waiting to try Tempo Smart Calendar.
Look very nice Sunrise... and don't needed wait.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:02 PM   #7
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Worthless! Requires you to use your Facebook login and won't allow you to use it without that. For toting so much on Google why do they require Facebook?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:02 PM   #8
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Can't really understand how a company launches an app like this for iOS with no iCloud contacts support.

Do they expect me to just re enter all my calendar meetings once again on their app? What if I have 100 calendar meetings already booked on my iCloud?

The app looks great but I won't use it like this.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:04 PM   #9
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Would be nice to try but not everyone has a Facebook account, I certainly don't.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:05 PM   #10
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The interface and video look absolutely interesting, but from what I can see here is that a Facebook connection is mandatory and other calendars aside from Google are not supported. Such a shame.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:29 PM   #11
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Would be nice to try but not everyone has a Facebook account, I certainly don't.
You could quickly create one with just placeholder data simply to be used in cases like this (of which there are certainly more than a few).
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:45 PM   #12
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Cool, but...

Looks great, but I'm using iCloud, Google, Facebook and RSS iCal feeds and REALLY don't want to lop any of them off considering they work pretty well using iCal or Calendar or whatever the Mac App is called.

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 05:24 PM   #13
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are there even any apps that can support iCloud ?

i dont think apple even lets apps access icloud info besides their own products

i can't even share my icloud calendar to someone else who isnt using icloud
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 05:37 PM   #14
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You could quickly create one with just placeholder data simply to be used in cases like this (of which there are certainly more than a few).
Cheers thats a good idea and with the growing number of apps that require a Facebook account I guess I will have to do that.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 05:50 PM   #15
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are there even any apps that can support iCloud ?

i dont think apple even lets apps access icloud info besides their own products

i can't even share my icloud calendar to someone else who isnt using icloud
Yes. There do allow it now.
Week calendar for one accesses my iCloud cal. Groups drag and drop for iCloud contacts.

All these apps requiring a social media login can die on the vine as far as I am concerned. Social media is out of control, kind of representative of whoring your information for as many to see as possible.
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Yes. There do allow it now.
Week calendar for one accesses my iCloud cal. Groups drag and drop for iCloud contacts.

All these apps requiring a social media login can die on the vine as far as I am concerned. Social media is out of control, kind of representative of whoring your information for as many to see as possible.
and if you just use a dummy account simply for login purposes what exactly is the big downside?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:21 PM   #17
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This looks like such a great app that I'm sure they'll have a million people on the wait list! Can't wait.
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This looks like such a great app that I'm sure they'll have a million people on the wait list! Can't wait.
what wait list?
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 05:30 AM   #19
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Looks good, but I don't want the 200 or so people I have as friends, but don't really know on FB, birthdays on my calender....
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 07:23 AM   #20
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Looks nice though ...

Hope the next version correct the little "mandatory Facebook" bug ... I don't want my calendar synced with FB. I stay with "Week Calendar" as alternative.
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and if you just use a dummy account simply for login purposes what exactly is the big downside?
Dunno. Does it give Zuckerberg and his minions access to my calendar info, even under a pseudonym? If so, then I'm not interested.
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Worthless! Requires you to use your Facebook login and won't allow you to use it without that.
Ugh. I've immediately discarded more than a few apps because they refuse to function without my Facebook credentials.

We need a word for the business model "free download, but we get to mine your Facebook account for all it's worth".
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Ugh. I've immediately discarded more than a few apps because they refuse to function without my Facebook credentials.

We need a word for the business model "free download, but we get to mine your Facebook account for all it's worth".
I was going to say crap, but at least you can use crap to fertilize your garden.
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Question...

Has anyone used this application, and if so, how well does it perform given the multiple services?

(Also I agree the Facebook login should be optional. Perhaps enabled within the app's settings.)
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Dunno. Does it give Zuckerberg and his minions access to my calendar info, even under a pseudonym? If so, then I'm not interested.
and why would it? Especially if you simply provide a placeholder account that you would have simply for sign in purposes? Never really seen any complexity or irrational fear in that.

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Ugh. I've immediately discarded more than a few apps because they refuse to function without my Facebook credentials.

We need a word for the business model "free download, but we get to mine your Facebook account for all it's worth".
Why is that? Not exactly hard to have a placeholder account that is simply used for login purposes.

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Looks nice though ...

Hope the next version correct the little "mandatory Facebook" bug ... I don't want my calendar synced with FB. I stay with "Week Calendar" as alternative.
You don't have to sync it with FB.
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