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GBirthDay, your phone contacts birthday reminder
with calendar support.


Installation
Like most Android applications, GBirthDay must be installed from the Android Market. Installation steps do not differ from standard installation phases.
The current available application is a demo, it will stop working on 20th Jun 2009.

Requirements
- Android 1.0
- Android 1.1
- Android 1.5

Usage
The first time you start GBirthDay, it forces the selection of user interface language; this also defines the descriptions for events: if you change country a second time, descriptions will not be automatically changed. If is a good idea also to select default calendar in settings, otherwise calendar events cannot be handled.
First you need to select a contact from your Android phone contact list (screenshot 1). Use the spinner at top of screen to select your contact group, so the contact list can be filtered. You can also use keyboard to filter the list, just type some keys and your text filter will be shown above list in overlay mode.
Tap the contact entry (screenshot 2) to edit birthday/anniversary date. In the date editor panel (screenshot 3), you can enter up to 6 different dates. First two fields are reserved for birthday and anniversary, the other 4 fields are user customizable. The checkbox on the right allows you to set a new event in the default calendar. When you are modifying an existing record, leaving the checkbox enabled will update existing calendar records, while removing checkbox will delete the associated calendar record.
To remove an existing date, tap the 'Delete' button in the 'Edit date' view (screenshot 4).
Use Ok button to confirm changes, Cancel or phone Back button to discard your changes.

NB do not manually delete calendar records manually, always use GBirthDay for this task.

Reminders: to set a reminder for birthdays and other events, simply open the Calendar application (or visit Google Calendar from your pc) and set a reminder there. GBirthDay will not change/delete your personal informations from calendar events, so feel free to add your personal informations to events. There is only precaution: you must not delete the <GBirthDay-Event-Tag> text added to events, otherwise the internal security check will fail to identify events (but you can add text before and after the tag).

Program settings: click the Menu button and tap Settings to change program preferences. Preferences are grouped in two parts (screenshot 5).
First part allows you to customize the program language for user interface.
Second part allows calendard event customization: use 'Select calendar' to choose the default calendar for adding birthday events; the other fields, you can customize the descriptions for date entries. While GBirthDay allows you to change all six entries, it is best to customize only the last four fields.

Please note that GBirthDay does not store your data in its private storage area: all informations are stored into Contacts and Calendar databases.

Known problems

Troubleshooting

Roadmap
1.0
Initial release.
1.0.x
Bugfix
1.x
Link people
Export human-readable notes
Add age to events
Edit calendar events
And suggestions are welcome :-)

Release history
2009-05-28 1.0.2 demo released.
2009-05-27 1.0.1 demo released.
2009-05-13 1.0 demo released.
2009-04-26 0.9 beta released.
Credits

Screenshots
screenshot 1 - Contact list screenshot 2 - Tap contact screenshot 3 - Date Editor screenshot 4 - Edit date screenshot 5 - Settings




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