Sunrise Update Brings LinkedIn Profiles, Recurring Events And Notes To The Calendar App

iOS calendar app Sunrise received its first update a month after its release, bringing more info and flexibility to your calendar. The team has pushed the LinkedIn integration a step forward by bringing the entire profile into the app. Now you can check previous work experiences and education from Sunrise’s interface.

“The feedback we got from our launch is that Sunrise really changes your calendar,” co-founder Pierre Valade said in a phone interview. “Using your calendar becomes a true pleasure,” he continued. During its initial development, the team really focused on the user experience because they found that other apps were lacking in this area.

But the company also received two other pieces of feedback regarding Facebook Connect and event features. Users didn’t want to use their Facebook account to create a Sunrise account. So it added the ability to log in with Google — Sunrise only works with Google Calendar for now.

Heavy calendar users also requested two new features that come with today’s update. You can now create recurring events directly from your phone and you can add notes to your events. This data is synchronized with your Google Calendar.

“There are still a lot of features that we want to implement,” Valade said. “This update shows that we are still adding value to your calendar by using existing data from LinkedIn and other services,” he continued.

Now, when you create an event and invite someone, you’ll get LinkedIn information, links to Facebook, your address book and LinkedIn, and the ability to text, call or email someone very easily. The app also uses Facebook profile pictures and cover photos. While Sunrise is not an address book, that contact info is very informative yet doesn’t require any effort on your part.

The New York-based company now plans to release regular update addressing top feature requests more or less every month. It remains to be seen whether they’ll port the app to other platforms in the future as well.