Any.Do’s Cal comes to Android with all new bells and whistles to keep your day in focus
Any.Do, the Israel based developer of the task management app by the same name, announced today (Wednesday) that they’ve finally gotten around to releasing their much touted calender feature known as Cal, on Android.
Where to find the time
The idea behind Any.Do as an app was to create an AI system that learns a users preferences and tendencies along with their inputted schedule and helps find that work/life balance absent for so many people in todays plugged in world. The Cal feature adds another personal layer to the task management app. Keeping with the same Any.Do ethos, Cal attempts to ensure users schedule a little bit of ‘me’ time every day, and then it looks for the gaps in their regular scheduling for ideal opportunities to try and grab some of that ‘me’ time.
Cal has been running on iOS since June and will now be a standard feature on Android devices as well, with a few added perks: Get an overview of your day right from the homescreen without having to open the app. Tilting the phone will provide a more open view of of your calendar, meetings, and tasks. Social and location integrations predict who you want to meet and will even suggest nearby places for meeting them, and integration with Uber and Google Maps will help you get to your meeting with less hassle.
So much To Do’s, so little cash
Competition in this sphere is intense. From the native calendars of Google and Apple to the plethora of task management apps out there on the market, each offering its own little twist on how to make your life easier – Any.Do has its work cut out for itself. Their interface is really clean but to get users to put down ‘download Any.DO’ on their to-do-list is going to take some serious marketing efforts, which itself takes some serious marketing cash.
Any.do was founded in 2010 by Omer Perchik, Yoni Lindenfeld, and Itay Kahana. The company has since raised some $1M in angel investment and another $3.5M in seed from Genesis Partners, along with existing investors; Innovation Endeavors, Joe Lonsdale, Blumberg Capital, Joe Greenstein and several others. They’re going to need more if they intend to pull away from the pack.