iBirthDay is a really cool app that alerts you when someone in your contacts is having a Birthday. The app open to the main menu where you can; turn on/off that iBirthDay Service, set the time you would like the alert to happen, set when you would like to be alerted(anywhere from the day of the Birthday to 10 days before the Birthday) and turn on/off the SpringBoard text. If you turn the iBirthDay Service on, you will get a pop-up on your SpringBoard letting you know who’s Birthday is coming up, how many days until their Birthday and how old they are going to be. When you are alerted is based on what you set your time and day as in the main menu. If you chose to have it alert you at 10:00am three days before a Birthday…then, you will get the alert at 10:00am…three days before the Birthday!! :) Once you have read the pop-up alert, you can just tap your screen to make it disappear. If you decide to turn on the SpringBoard text setting…after you get the pop-up, it will also put a little line of text just below your status bar on your iPhone telling you who’s Birthday it is and how old they are going to be. The only issue I have found with the SpringBoard text is that it says, “Today’s birthdays:” even though the Birthday isn’t today, it is in three days. So, that could be a little confusing. If you have turned on the SpringBoard text and decide you don’t want to look at it all day…just go back into the app and change the SpringBoard text setting to off…you will have to restart your iPhone to get it to go away. Now, to actually get this app to work, you will need to add Birthdays to your Contacts. To add a Birthday to your a contact….go to your Phone app, select Contacts, select a contact, tap Edit is the upper right corner, scroll down and tap on Add Field, scroll down and tap Birthday, enter the date of the person’s Birthday and tap Save in the upper right corner. I like this app…I think it is fun!! iBirthDay is available in the Installer.app through the ModMyApple.it(Chiafa) source. See the screenshots below:
Thanks to the viewer Kampi for the heads-up about this app!!