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This is an old revision of GBirthDayHelp made by YuriDario on 2009-08-06 19:10:36.

 


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Program Icon 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 14th Sept 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. To use the virtual keyboard, a new speed search text box has been added to main panel: tap the text box, and use the virtual keyboard to filter your list.
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 calendar event customization:
  • tap Create event active to make calendar event creation the default action;
  • tap 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.
Second part allows you to customize the program language for user interface.

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

  • german, french translations missing too.
  • when editing dates, if you use keyboard only to change fields and click OK, the date is not registered: you must change focus to another field before clicking OK.

Troubleshooting
  • empty entries in the contact list are not a bug: this happens because your contact list contains people with only an email address but no name associated.

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 :-)

2009-08-06 1.1.1 demo release.
  • Added german translation.

2009-08-04 1.1.1 demo released.
  • Added support for mobile advertising

2009-08-03 1.1.0 demo released.
  • Added speed search.
  • Added create event active option.

2009-05-28 1.0.2 demo released.
  • Timezone fix.

2009-05-27 1.0.1 demo released.
  • Cupcake support.

2009-05-13 1.0 demo released.
  • Public demo release.

2009-04-26 0.9 beta released.
  • Public test release.

Credits
Herwig Bauerfeind - german translation

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




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