Microsoft has reportedly agreed to purchase calendar apps maker Sunrise in what would be the second acquisition of a top mobile application maker in just a few months. The Redmond-based company is said to have paid more than $100 million according to sources as reported by TechCrunch.
Neither party has come forward to confirm the deal just yet, however.
Sunrise has made a name for itself with a series of calendar products for both desktop and mobile users. The company was founded in 2012 and has since managed to raise $8.2 million from a laundry list of investors including Balderton Capital, SV Angel and BoxGroup.
What’s unique about its offering is the fact that it consolidates calendars from multiple providers and makes them available on various platforms including Android, iOS and on the web.
As the publication notes, the move further illustrates Microsoft’s mission to support rival platforms. Other recent examples of this include the company bringing Office to Apple and Google devices.
With Sunrise, Microsoft is reportedly going to keep the service running as-is meaning your apps won’t be disappearing anytime soon. The company will, however, likely implement some of Sunrise’s technology into its own future products which is similar to what it has done with Acompli.
If you recall, Microsoft acquired mobile e-mail startup Acompli late last year for what is believed to be more than $200 million. That acquisition was then rolled into Outlook for Android and iOS which hit the scene just a week ago.