Birthdays Calendar 1.1: An upgrade to the great birthday utility for iOS

By on May 2, 2013 at 4:32 am

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Comexias today is thrilled to announce the release of Birthdays Calendar 1.1, the first major upgrade of the powerful birthday utility for iOS. The upgrade is now available for free on the AppStore and brings improvements that is sure to delight current users and those who are yet to discover this excellent utility. Released just over a month ago, Birthdays Calendar has helped thousands of people stay on top of birthdays.

The app can import birthdays from Facebook and Phone Contacts, and also retrieve your friends’ birthday even if it’s not specified on Facebook. Featuring an intuitive design, contacts are intelligently categorized for easy viewing, showing birthdays today, upcoming and recently over, all at a glance. Tapping a contact will bring up a beautiful contact card with horoscope, age, and birthday info. Other features include reminders, text messaging, post on Facebook and Twitter.

Version 1.1 of Birthdays Calendar brings many new improvements such as Twitter integration, badge display to indicate the number of birthdays today on the app icon, a brand new look in the Timeline Analysis screen, and overall UI and performance improvements.

“Birthdays Calendar was created to solve a problem no one has solved before.” said Jeffrey Lewis, founder of Comexias. “I needed an app to help organize my birthdays, so I went on the AppStore to try a bunch of birthday apps. One problem I notice was that many of my friends didn’t have their birthday on Facebook, and there was nothing I could do about it. So we started developing Birthdays Calendar to solve this, making sure that it’s not just an app that works well, but also one that looks good and is easy to use.”

Features:
* Import birthdays from Facebook and Phone, or you can manually add a birthday
* Friend didn’t specify birthday on Facebook? Birthdays Calendar can read a friend’s Facebook Timeline for birthday wishes from other people to pinpoint the birth date (See description below for how it works)
* Intelligently categorize your birthday contacts for easy viewing
* View beautiful contact card showing horoscope, age, and birthday info
* Send text messages, post on Facebook wall, or post a Tweet within the app
* Turn reminders on/off for individual contacts
* Customize the notification time and set early reminders to give you time to buy gifts
* Quick search lets you find anyone fast and easy
* No internet connectivity required after importing from Facebook
* See number of birthdays today without even opening the app

One of the amazing feature in Birthdays Calendar is it’s ability to get a friend’s birthday even if it’s not specified on Facebook. The app does so by reading the friend’s Facebook Timeline for birthday wishes made by other people to pinpoint the birth date. Accuracy is assured by an intelligent algorithm, which compares the birth date across multiple years and only selecting the date with the highest number of wishes. Users will see a message like this: “127 people wished John on February 18, since 2009”.

Among other features are local notifications which remind users on their friends’ birthday. Users are given the flexibility to turn on or off reminders for individual contacts, customize the notification time, and even set early reminder to give them time to buy gifts. The app also displays the number of birthdays today on the icon. Social features include sending text messages, posting on Facebook and Twitter, and viewing Facebook profiles – all from within Birthdays Calendar.

Language Support:
* English

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3/4/5th gen)
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 15.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Birthdays Calendar 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Catalogs category.

Birthdays Calendar 1.1
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Comexias is an individual development studio based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With strong focus on the design and development of innovative software for the mobile and web platforms, Comexias strives to create meaningful applications with exceptional quality. Copyright (C) 2013 Comexias. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.