Date Posted: 11/22/2021

By Jiwook Jung for The Cornell Daily Sun

On Octobert 11, Fantastical, a calendar app developed by Kent Sutherland, M.Eng. ’10, scored a feature on the App Store’s ‘Today’ page as Apple Inc.’s App of the Day.

The app, which Sutherland began developing during his time at Cornell, aims to make online calendars more accessible and easier to use. Its features include quick access to more than 30 different conference call services, unique mobile widgets and weather integration service.

“While I was at Cornell, my friend and I had a project in a machine learning class that involved trying to identify the different parts of an event from a sentence,” Sutherland wrote to The Sun. “Over the course of a semester we had it working well enough that I thought it could be useful in a real-world app.”