Yahoo has built a new calendar app called Day, with the co-founder of Sunrise consulting on the design
When it comes to online calendars and calendar apps, services like Google Calendar and Outlook from Microsoft rule the roost with hundreds of millions of users globally. Now another company is hoping to ruffle some feathers with its own move into the space. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Yahoo is working on Day, a new standalone calendar app.
The company brought on Jeremy Le Van — who co-founded another calendaring app, Sunrise, and eventually sold it to Microsoft for over $100 million to make it the backbone of Microsoft’s own very popular calendar platform in Outlook — to consult on designing it. Many lamented the sunset of Sunrise; now it looks like they might have a shot at getting Sunrise 2.0, so to speak — although to be clear, Le Van was not working at Yahoo full time, but acting as a consultant, and he is no longer o