eAnniversary 1.2 for iOS - Web Server Tracks Birthdays and Anniversaries

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[prMac.com] Coimbra, Portugal - Idea Factory today is pleased to announce eAnniversary 1.2 for iOS, an update to their multi-function app that provides complete tracking and notification services for birthdays and anniversaries. Features include: Address Book sync, import/export data, e-Mail alerts, send congratulations by phone or e-Mail from within the app, Twitter and Facebook connectivity, and an editable event browser. Optional features require an in-app purchase, and include: SMS Alerts, automatic e-Cards, automatic e-Mails, and web server backup. The app may be configured for the following languages: US English, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish.

eAnniversary 1.2 launches in portrait mode to the default List Screen. Here is displayed a scrollable list of all the events entered by the user, sorted by two tabbed categories, Birthdays and Anniversaries. With three listings per scrollable screen, there is ample room for the person('s) full name, the full date of their birth or wedding anniversary, an icon indicating their sign of the zodiac, and automatically generated notes, such as "Turning 28 Years Old" and "19 days to go". There is also space for an optional photo and user notes. The list is searchable using a blank text search field and pop-up virtual keyboard.

Feature Highlights:
* Import contacts from iPhone Address Book
* Backup eAnniversary data into app's web servers (in-app service)
* Export eAnniversary data to e-Mail in csv file format
* Schedule a user alert using e-Mail, SMS (in-app service), or local notification
* Schedule a congratulatory message to any recipient using e-Mail, SMS (in-app service) and e-Postcards (in-app service)
* Make a phone call, send e-Mail, e-Postcards (in-app service), SMS, or post on Facebook and Twitter immediately
* In-app settings for English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian Portuguese
* Format dates as: yyyy-mm-dd, mm-dd-yyyy, or dd-mm-yyyy
* Order anniversaries and birthdays by soonest, calendar date, or name

Events may be added to the List Screen using the iPhone Address Book sync feature, or manually using the Add button. The Details Screen contains empty text fields for Birthdays and Anniversaries, including: Full Name, Phone Number, E-Mail, Date (of event), and Notes. Fields may be entered provisionally and edited at a later time. Available from this display is the Edit Alert Screen where the user may schedule alert reminders to be sent to themselves. Automatic alert options include: Push, E-Mail, or SMS (requires in-app bulk purchase), and may be saved to repeat monthly or yearly. Also available from the Details Screen is the Congratulations Screen, where the user may choose to send best wishes immediately from the Now tab, or pick the Schedule tab to set congratulations for a future date.

There are a variety of means by which to contact the recipient(s) depending upon the user's choice of sending a message immediately or not. Options available from the Now tab include: Call, E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, or E-Cards; and the Schedule tab includes E-Mail, SMS, or E-Cards (SMS or E-Cards require an in-app bulk purchase). A Calendar Screen allows browsing forward and backward through listings by month, plus editing and adding new events. The Sync Screen permits the user to sync data with the iPhone Address Book, E-Mail Export, Google Calendar, or the app's Backup Server (in-app purchase). eAnniversary's In-App Store Screen offers inexpensive bulk purchases of e-Cards (50, 250, or 500), SMS text messages (10, 100, or 200), and data Backup Server services (6 months, 12 months, or 24 months). Lastly, the Configurations Screen allows user selection of Language, Date Format, Listings Order, User Login, and Google Services.

"eAnniversary is something every iOS device owner can make use of," commented CEO Leonardo Opitz. "It is simple to use, and offers a variety of optional features that make keeping up with birthdays and anniversaries a pleasure instead of a chore."

Language Support:
* US English, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.1 or later (iOS 4 tested)
* 54.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
eAnniversary 1.2 is normally priced at $1.99 (USD), but is now available at $0.99 worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available upon request.

Based in Coimbra, Portugal, the Idea Factory team is a small independent software company founded by Leonardo Opitz. With their strong blend of design and development skills, Idea Factory's passion is to bring innovative and fun iOS applications to users worldwide with over 300 apps in the App Store. Copyright (C) 2010 Idea Factory. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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