A few years ago, Charles Payne was an architect.
Payne, who died on Friday at age 92, created his own Google Calendar app, which was used by more than 10 million people a month.
The app was so popular that Payne became a Google Plus user, and has since become a regular contributor to the company’s Google+ community.
Payne said he started to create Google Calendar apps to save time and money.
“Google Calendar had a lot of features that made it really easy to keep track of things, like reminders, calendar appointments, and even calendars that would show you a day’s worth of activity,” Payne said in an email.
Payne’s calendar apps helped people keep track on time, organize their schedule, and create and manage their own calendars.
But Payne also loved the idea of calendars.
Payne was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and his father had a job as a mechanic.
He worked at the local auto parts store, where he got the idea to create a calendar app.
Payne spent months writing the app, creating a user interface, and implementing a calendar feature.
He eventually added a list of upcoming appointments and the time they would be happening, then added the date, then an icon that would let people mark the time when they wanted to see the calendar.
“When I was done, I had a simple, user-friendly calendar that would sync with your Google Calendar,” Payne recalled.
Payne added a little extra functionality, too, including a calendar that let people change the date and time and then add appointments.
Payne used his app to create his own calendars and to send invitations to people he knew were going to be on his calendar.
Payne would sometimes invite people he liked to come over to his house to see his calendar for a weekend, so he could see what they were up to.
Payne worked his way up from that, eventually becoming an executive at a local radio station and then working at a company that provided digital services for businesses.
“As you can imagine, it was a great way to make money,” Payne told Business Insider in a phone interview.
Payne had his share of challenges.
Payne is survived by his wife, Barbara, and three children, Bill, Susan, and Lisa.
He also had an older sister, Linda.
Payne didn’t enjoy working with computers much, so his app used an old IBM Power Macintosh laptop that he had built.
He said he used a “backup disk” on the device, which stored data that would not be erased.
The device was “very old,” he said, and he had to manually wipe it.
Payne created a calendar on his old laptop.
Payne wrote code on the back of the calendar, but it wasn’t very easy to read.
Payne did not use an online calendar service to store calendars.
Instead, he used Google Calendar to track things.
Payne made a couple of versions of his calendar, and a friend, Robert McLean, who was working for the company he helped start, added features.
McLean eventually made Payne an employee.
Payne told us that he remembers the experience like it was yesterday.
“You get a chance to go home, you go to your computer and you open up your calendar, go to the day that you want to see and go back in time and see how you did on that day,” Payne remembered.
Payne has been a Google+ user since 2006, and wrote an article on how to create one on the Google+ site in 2012.
Payne says that one of the things he did not like about Google Calendar was the fact that it didn’t sync with the calendar service, so when he wanted to make a new appointment he would need to download the calendar and upload it to Google Calendar.
Payne also didn’t like that Google Calendar didn’t let you create appointments in the middle of a conference call, so Payne created his calendar app so he didn’t have to.
“I wanted to get that calendar into the hands of everyone who wanted to create calendars,” Payne explained.
“But the problem with Google Calendar is that they just don’t sync.
So when you create a new calendar, you have to download it from Google Calendar and upload that calendar, then download the new calendar to Google and upload the new one.”
Payne said that one reason he created his app was because he wanted people to be able to add their calendars to Google, rather than using Google Calendar as a calendar service.
Payne continued: “That way you don’t have an account with Google and then have to login into your Google account to see a calendar.
So I thought it was an incredibly powerful idea.”
Payne also had some concerns about how Google would respond to the creation of his calendars.
“Because I had been a calendar user, I didn’t think that Google would approve of my calendar because I didn.
I had no idea how Google Calendar would react to my calendar.
And I didn: I was just trying to get a calendar up and running and see if anyone would want