I came across this via TechCrunch & to my delight the lords of Google Calendar are creating an iOS app!
But instead of just another Craptastic official app that makes third party apps look great, Google is attempting to make all other calendar apps irrelevant.
Cue the video (with boring text explanation underneath).
“Every time you book a flight, buy concert tickets, or make a hotel reservation, odds are you get an email with dates, times and other important details. But who has the time (or patience) to copy and paste all this into their calendar? In the new Calendar app these kinds of emails become events automatically, complete with things like flight numbers and check-in times. They’ll even stay updated in real time if your flight’s delayed, or you receive another email update. […]”
“The new Google Calendar will work on all Android 4.1+ devices. It’s available today on all devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop, and you’ll be able to download the update from Google Play in the coming weeks. (And yes, we’re also working on a version for iPhone!) (Note: Emphasis Mine, via Official Gmail Blog)”
The pending iOS app will also boast a few vanity features to make scheduling your day much more enjoyable.
Note: Sadly Google’s entrance into the iOS calendar wars will initiate the extinction of a few good apps. Sadness… 🙁