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Tungle shutting down as of December 3rd, concentrating efforts on BlackBerry 10

Tungle
By Bla1ze on 18 Sep 2012 04:07 pm EDT
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Much like Gist, Tungle was acquired by RIM quite some time ago and since then, have maintained their separate services but now that time has come that they too, will be shutting down. They've now sent out emails to folks letting them know the services will be shut down entirely as of December 3rd, 2012 so that they may continue on their work at RIM and BlackBerry 10:

Tungle began in 2006 to make finding times to meet with colleagues, clients and contacts as quick and easy as possible. In April of 2011, we were acquired by Research in Motion (RIM) with the goal of bringing the Tungle vision to millions of BlackBerry customers. After our acquisition we quickly went to work and built the BlackBerry Playbook Calendar app. Now, our team is creating the native Calendar app for the next generation platform, BlackBerry 10, and together with other key RIM employees, we are driving innovation in Messaging (email), Contacts, Notes and Memos apps.

All of our new responsibilities within RIM are very exciting; however, it hasn’t left much time for innovation on the core Tungle product over the past year, as we’re sure you have noticed. To make the most of our new focus, we have sadly decided it is time to shut down the standalone Tungle service.

As of Monday, December 3rd, 2012 we will shut down the standalone Tungle service. You will continue to be able to use your Tungle.me page until then to schedule meetings and share calendars. We know our dedicated members rely on Tungle every day to manage their calendars and we don’t want to leave you out to dry, so we suggest you check out Doodle to replace Tungle in December.

We appreciate all the support you have given us over the years and hope our efforts on BlackBerry 10 will bring the same dedication and excitement.

While it's sad to see them go down entirely, it's nice knowing they'll be including their great services in BlackBerry 10. Thanks, Robtanz!

Read the full announcement on the Tungle site

7 comments

The Me

Why would they shut down if they'll re-open in BB10?

I don't get it.

robtanz

They are shutting down their stand alone meeting scheduling service. Are the guts(and people?) are being incorporated into BB10.

SuperionMaximus

About time! This should have happened by last following note this winter. RIM needs to absorb and integrate the companies they have purchased into ONE RIM. They have let their subsidiaries operate independently for far to long which if you ask me is a large part of the reason why BB 10 has been delayed. RIM has needed this streamlining under one cohesive vision for a long time now. Glad to see it finally happening.

Andrew4life

In my opinion, they can gain marketshare by shutting down Tungle the moment BB10 comes out.
Then they can say: we're shutting down because we've been working on BB10 and now that is ready we'll just be focusing on the stuff in BB10.

You'll have more people who want to switch over to BB10. If they shut down now, people have to find an intermediate solution, and you know once people settle into a solution, they will not want to switch out.

Wait.........unless RIM is smart enough to do that and BB10 is comming out on December 3rd of this year!!

mnc76

This makes a lot of sense too!