Birthday reminders for Gmail contacts

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Please add a birthday field to Gmail contacts which is automatically shown on the calendar. I know many people also require this feature.

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chris jones

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this would be a great idea. what about anniversaries as i have foregot my last 2. She ain't happy when i do
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I'm happy that this is reported, please fix it Google!
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Plus this would allow better synchronisation with Evolution contacts/calendar (maybe other software too?) I copied all my local contacts into a Google address book but found the birthdays weren't kept, so I have to maintain three separate address books (one Google one, accessible on both of my computers, and a local one on each).
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It obviously saves the information, I just wish it would use it.
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This seems like a no-brainer. Hopefully they'll add this before too long.
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A.T.

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yay! Birthday is there already - just open any contact for edit. And you can also add other dates, like Anniversary and so on...

now let's wait for ability to push to Calendar :)
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madAndroid

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yeah, they moved that across from the beta contact web interface a little while ago...
but they still need to include it in Android's contacts - it's not available there yet...
hopefully these issues (and others) will be resolved with the donut update :)
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You can try my JavaScript App:
http://code.google.com/p/gcalbirthdays/

I actually develop a Google Calendar Labs Sidebar Gadget.
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Josh Newman

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Michael S.

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Unfortunately, you can't setup notifications for the Contacts' birthdays and events calendar. So if I want to get an email reminder, I still have to use a regular calendar to do this.
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You can copy events to your calendar though.
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Pedro Morais

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See my comment below - to setup notifications you can use http://contact-birthdays.appspot.com.
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Jarrod DellaChiesa

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Thank you Google!
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Nick

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Additionally, you can't add other events (such as Birthdays for people not in Contacts, like my nieces & nephews) to this calendar.

Looks like I'll stick with Frank Glaser's script to copy the Birthdays over to an actual "My Calendars" Birthday calendar.
(Thanks Frank! http://code.google.com/p/gcalbirthdays/ )
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Michael S.

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Google sort of implemented this.(for details see http://getsatisfaction.com/google/top...)

Unfortunately, with no ability to add notifications for this calendar, and the fact that anniversaries don't seem to be added, I still can't use this yet.
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Pedro Morais

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You can also try using http://contact-birthdays.appspot.com, besides the google calendar integration, it also has a nice interface to edit the birthdays for all the contacts, and allows to set notifications (Google's feature doesn't).
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Try google.com/calendar -> Settings ->Calendars->Browser public calendars->Fun Calendars: Contacts' birthdays and events

:)
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Kushal

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Thanks. :)
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madAndroid

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dude.... you must work for google or something
was that there all along?
why do they hide it away like that?!
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Wireframe.vn

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That must be great
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Stacy, Employee

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it happened~
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Olga Yermishkina

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So, where can I set reminders? I need three reminders: (1) One week before by email; (2) One day before by email; (3) One minute before by SMS. And I need all three reminders for ALL my contacts' birthdays
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Olga Yermishkina

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Today I noticed that my google calender displays birthdays that I haven't entered manually.

So, it works, finally!!!

Thank you!!!!!
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Michael S.

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This still needs a lot of work. This new calendar needs to include anniversaries, needs to allow us to setup notifications for the calendar and for individual events, and it would be great if we could also add our own events to this calendar.

What I don't understand is, why is it called "Contacts' Birthdays and events" when all it includes is birthdays?
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I think it's called that way because it's planned to add anniversaries etc, too. At least I hope so!

Anyway, I'm missing the AGE in the title of those events. One needs to open the entry, check the starting date of the series and calculate manually. Why??
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google calendar has it, but is integration with the orkut (that i like)
We can integrate the orkut birthday on gmail contacts
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madAndroid

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people use orkut? must be pretty niche
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madAndroid

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people use orkut? must be pretty niche
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Erik Ch

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90% Indian, 95% Brazil,90% Paraguay and part of south american Use it. Isn't a big niche ? Why create something by the ZERO with Google has something created by a own service ?
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Instead of focusing on some specific type of date, allow someone to add any date, and give it any name. Perhaps Gmail would have some built-in ones like Birthday, but allow user to just create their own, and then of course allow user to query on it. It would not be useful if you couldn't do database-like queries on something like that. Can't just have like "anniversary" date because it could be anniversary of different things. :) Wedding, house, job, divorce! :)
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A.T.

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and leave possibility to pollute? no thanks
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Thanks Google for implementing that so quickly!!
As far as global rulers go, you guys are pretty cool! :)
I'm still working on integrating google calendar with my iphone (3GS), so I haven't been using the calendar yet.

Can we create and get timely reminders (a la SMS or email) for said birthdays on said calendars???

Thanks Google!
Joshua
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already have
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argon0

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Needs reminders for events, notifications is there for other calendar's why not for this?
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Christopher

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I have noticed that people who enter in their birthdays on Gmail contacts, their birthdays i can see in the Events location where Tasks are on Google Calendar and i have no qualms with it. I would just like to see a video tutorial on how to use it a little bit better for those with visual processing disorders or learning disorders.