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EricHier
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Hey Guys :)

I'm new to devRant and I already read a lot of interesting stories and jokes and now I would like to post the first thing myself. :D

I would like to present you my new Android app "WhatsBirthday", which I made in order to solve a big problem of mine, friends (and probably the whole world xD). I have (as a Google User) all my contacts (with their birthdays) in the cloud and from there on my calendar. Sadly the Google calendar doesn't allow notifications for the contacts birthdays (I mean whyyy?!). And even if I take a look at my calendar, I always have to write these annoying birthday WhatsApp message to the people ... and these both were the problems I wanted to solve with my app.
So if you join the app, it will start a service (an Alarm / Alarmmanager for the professionals) which will take a look at the contacts every day at 6 am (can be set in the app). For each contact whose birthday is today, the application will send a push notification which if clicked will directly open the contacts WhatsApp chat and prepare a standard message with the name filled in, which could (in theory) directly send. For sure the app won't sends any messages by itself, but it gives you a template you can start working with.
And for sure, you can edit the template in the app & specify the messages for family and friends, which you can choose to use with the notification buttons.

So yeah, that's is and I hope I've aroused your interest ;) if you would like to download it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/...

I would be super happy if you could give me some feedback, it's one of my first apps and I would definitely like to improve it! Tanks in previous! :D

And I would like to say sorry for my bad English skills, I'm a German student :O if the translations in the app are not good, please tell me! ;)

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  • 16
    "a big problem of mine, friends." - Story of my life.
  • 2
    Und willkommen auf devRant.
  • 1
    @Alice ach was :)
  • 3
    Moin! und ebenfalls willkommen im Irrenhaus ;) There are tons of Germans here, you'd be surprised
  • 0
    @EricHier sent you some corrections of your german entry and uploaded screenshots via email.
  • 2
    All my friends are on facebook. So I don’t have that problem. It flags birthdays for you. All my posts are private.
    B4 the facebook haters start, it serves a purpose of keeping in touch with friends and not missing out on a lot of social shit I would otherwise miss.
  • 0
    @helloworld Sounds like a good 'workflow', but in my case, I doesn't work. And I don't want to hate facebook - I just don't use it cause all my friends, family and contacts are on WhatsApp so I had to build an alternative way to get the notifications, etc. And that is what my app is for :)
  • 3
    Error 404: Friends not found
  • 1
    @Stuxnet Error 403 Forbidden: You have no permission to access /friends/ on this server.
  • 2
    I don't have any friends, and I'm so lonely that your app is not even available in my country. 😂🔫

    & Welcome to devrant!
  • 1
    @mohammed What exactly is your country? xD
  • 0
    @EricHier United Arab Emirates
  • 1
    @mohammed In a couple of hours it should be downloadable from the Playstore 😇
  • 0
    Hi
    You probably would get more supported if you posted this as a collab
    just sayin
  • 1
    @EricHier and Denmark too?
  • 0
    @terle2000 It will be available later this day 😇
  • 1
    @EricHier Downloaded it + 5 stars :)
  • 1
    @mohammed taaanks a lot ! 😊
  • 1
    @EricHier You are welcome, you can create your devrant avatar now! :D
  • 1
    @mohammed uu awesome stuff 😂
  • 1
    Does this app depend on Google? No offense or anything but if it does, I'll avoid it like the plague.

    Hey, you'll meet me, one of devRant's most privacy conscious users, at some point anyways haha ;P

    Apart from that, awesome to write something like this!
  • 1
    @linuxxx No, it does not depend on Google, it did just goes through all the phones contacts, maybe local ones, maybe from Microsoft or Google accounts 😉 this way everybody can bring his own services...
  • 1
    @EricHier Ohhh awesome!
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    @terle2000 I just got the notification, so go ahead and download it 😂 https://play.google.com/store/apps/...
  • 1
    @EricHier thanks. Just got it.
    There might be an issue with icons 😀
  • 0
    @terle2000 Until now you're the only one with this problem 😅 what launcher, iconpack and especially settings are you using?
  • 0
    @EricHier allrighty
    Well, OnePlus-launcher on 5t
    No special settings. App seems to work fine 👍👍
  • 0
    @terle2000 hmm .. ok 😅 for luck you don't have to use the icon that much 😉
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