Birthday Reminder for Facebook is a beautiful and useful iPhone App that will stop you from forgetting your friend and family birthdays ever again!
I built Birthday Reminder over a period of 5 development days as part of a new book that I’m currently writing for Apress/Friends of Ed publishers. The concept of the book is to teach new iOS programmers how to develop iPhone Apps by building an app from start to finish! It’s very hand-on and a great way to learn Objective C programming for iPhone.
The book (which you can pre-order here) is titled Foundation iPhone App Development: Build an iPhone App in 5 Days with iOS SDK and will be published in September 2012. It covers all kinds of iOS and Xcode features from Storyboarding to Core Data. At the moment it’s all iOS 5 but assuming WWDC announces iOS 6 this summer you can bet that the book will also cover new iOS 6 APIs.
Birthday Reminder works even when you’re offline and will fire local birthday reminder notifications based on your settings.
Import friends birthdays straight from Facebook or the iPhone’s native address book. It’s really fast and intuitive to use.
I’ve featured the app’s birthday cake user-interface and icon design in a number of presentations recently on How to Make Lickable Apps! I’m right in the middle of writing chapter 9 of my book which is all about iOS skinning techniques including the iOS 5 Appearance APIs which are a really awesome new addition to iOS SDK.