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Birthdays: what's the best way to keep track of them with Android 2 ?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by cdl, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. cdl

    cdl Android Enthusiast
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    I'm considering moving from a Nokia to a Motorola Milestone (Android 2). What's the best way to keep track of contacts? I don't care about syncing with facebook, but it would be nice if the integrated calendar could read a field 'birthday' from my contacts automatically. Is this possible? What do you suggest?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. hunta

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    If you set the birthday field on a contact it shows up automatically on the calendar. All standard Google / Android functionality - check it out on Google first if you're unsure.
     
  3. cdl

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    Is it a new feature of Android 2? is it supposedly supported by all mobiles? I reemember reading some comments that this didn't work with Android 1.5... :thinking:
     
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    I'm seeing birthdates on android 1.6 with motoblur.
     
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    Really? Cause I added some birthdays to my google contacts and then noticed that they do not show up in my google calendar like I was hoping the would. I even was trying to find a way to port the info from contacts to calendars but could not figure it out.
     
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    I made an extra google calendar just for birthdays that my wife and I share. Not as nice as google doing it for you, but you can put birthdays of people who aren't contacts.
     
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    1.) add birthdays to your contacts' birthday fields.

    2.) in google calendar, you can add "interesting calendars" in the lower left of the screen. under the "more" tab, subscribe to "Contacts' birthdays and events".
     
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    Thank you, I totally missed the "more' tab.
     
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    This is exactly what I did.
     

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