Facebook has long been trying to become our personal address and telephone book. Replacing the need to keep track of all our friends and their contact details, Mark Zuckerberg’s creation has largely succeeded in its quest to run our lives, especially if you happen to be of the right age. We’re looking at you, young kiddly-winks!
One aspect of people’s lives that we tend to forget regularly is their birthdays. It’s a little piece of information that manages to cause all manner of fallings out when forgotten, and we’ve all been very guilty of letting at least one or two birthdays slip our minds. If only there was an app that we could carry around in our pockets that would make it even more difficult to forget the birthdays of our friends and family.
Turns out, Birthdays for iPhone is exactly that.
Available from the iTunes App Store now, and costing just $0.99, Birthdays for iPhone ties right into your Facebook account and pulls out the information we tend to forget, namely: birthdays.
First opening the app will prompt users to link their Facebook accounts to Birthdays for iPhone, and that is pretty much the extent of the set up required. All your friends and their birthdays are magically pulled into the app and sorted by chronological order, soonest at the top of the list. From here, tapping on a particular person will give users the option to create a new Calendar appointment and reminder so you have even less chance of forgetting a birthday than the app itself affords. For its part, Birthdays for iPhone will also send a push notification to your smartphone should you ask it to, offering another fix for your unwavering ability to forget things.
While it is true that Birthdays for iPhone isn’t exactly laden with features, it doesn’t really need to be. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to keep up to date with the birthdays of all your Facebook friends then Birthdays for iPhone may well be the app for you. At the bargain price of less than a dollar, you don’t really have much to lose, do you?
Download Birthdays for iPhone [iTunes link]