The Calendaring Land Grab

There is a lot of chatter about calendar being the next native iOS application (much like Mailbox and Taskbox for Mail) that is set to be out replaced by a startup.

Atlas Scheduling Re-Invented - Today Feed  - Events & TasksJust looking at my phone you’ll find:

I’m hopeful for Atlas because it has the potential to replace and improve on, ScheduleOnce, Doodle, Skedge and others (see Adam Popescu’s article on Mashable). I’m hopeful that it is as useful a calendar as Sunrise, but the advanced scheduling features are something I still crave post Zaplet (it’s funny, I remember building those screenshots back in late 1999).  The group scheduling application is feature, not a fully functional calendar.

I seem to struggle with  the business model for calendaring applications. I understand why companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft need to have applications that are engaging and functional for users on their respective platforms. But it feels like a user acquisition land grab. But one that is focused on engagement and not monetization. I guess a queue of >500,000 users can net you an acquisition around $100MM users.

Tungle – Sr. Java Developer

Waterloo, ON

About the Position

The position reports directly to the Director of Engineering.​ The Senior Java Developer will be responsible for the most critical parts of our solution.​

As a proud member of the R&D team, the successful applicant will be participating in all areas of R&D, such as requirement analysis, technical risk analysis and prototyping, designing, programming, and development testing.​ He/​She will be also be working with the product management and marketing team.​ As a technical lead, he/​she will be leading overall system design, implementation and testing, as well as technically supervising and mentoring other junior developers on the team.​ It is expected that the candidate’s responsibilities will grow with the company.

A winning attitude is a must to succeed!


  • Develop and maintain the Tungle backend system.
  • Work with the IT department to maximize system’s scalability, robustness and security.


  • Must be pumped by web 2.0.
  • Proficiency in Java, OO principles.
  • Solid experience and knowledge in J2EE or similar server side technologies.
  • Experience in XML related technologies.
  • Experience in Web service (SOA).
  • Familiar with various design patterns and best design practices.
  • Familiar with Internet protocols and concurrent computing principles.
  • Experiences in JBoss, EJB3/Hibernate (an asset).
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems independently; quick learner and self-starter.


  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent.

Start Date

  • Immediately


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