Birthday Notification with Text, E-mail, Call - Contacts

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geekeedee
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Birthday Notification with Text, E-mail, Call - Contacts

Post by geekeedee » 02 Jul 2017 19:11

UPDATE: The flow is updated to version 1.34+ of Automagic.
http://automagic4android.com/flow.php?i ... dc4ddbffd8

Get BIRTHDAY notification of contacts on the status bar by using the CONTACTS app only.
The notification is displayed:
- 7 days, 10 days, 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 1 month before (interval is set by you)
- then 1 day before
- and on the birthday date.

Features:
- Longest interval of notification is set by you from a menu (7 days, 10 days, 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 1 month)
- Notification has actions to TEXT, E-MAIL and CALL the contact.
- Actions have the phone number(s), e-mail address(es) and a greeting message already PRE-FILLED.
- Notification shows the PHOTO icon of contact.
- Notification shows the AGE and birthday of contact.
- Notifications are sorted by the earliest to latest dates.
- Free, no ads, no invasion of privacy. :)
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Customization and Requirements:
- Required: Google Contacts app
- For contacts who have a birthday, assign them to one of the three groups: Family, Friends, Coworkers
(It is not necessary to assign a group. Then, you would have to search through all 'My Contacts', which is inefficient.)
- Tap on the shortcut to launch the menu to set the longest interval for notification.
- Set your DEFAULT contact PHOTO in case the contact does not have a photo. In the script, where it says:

Code: Select all

myphoto=mydata["photo_uri"];
if (isEmpty(myphoto))
   {
     myphoto='storage/4B07-14FB/Pictures/Holidays/happybirthdayicon.jpg';
   }
change 'myphoto=' to your icon (Google and download your icon from Internet).

The Flow:

2nd edition: http://automagic4android.com/flow.php?i ... dc4ddbffd8
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geekeedee
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Re: Birthday Notification with Text, E-mail, Call - Contacts

Post by geekeedee » 09 Jul 2017 19:22

There is now a 2nd edition of the flow. It adds a shortcut to launch a menu to select the longest interval for notification: 7 days, 10 days, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month.

2nd edition: http://automagic4android.com/flow.php?i ... aad76132a0
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geekeedee
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Re: Birthday Notification with Text, E-mail, Call - Contacts

Post by geekeedee » 15 Sep 2017 14:54

Automagic v. 1.34+ fixes and improves the search of contact info to allow for exact display name.

The flow is updated accordingly :

http://automagic4android.com/flow.php?i ... dc4ddbffd8

igoryan94
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Re: Birthday Notification with Text, E-mail, Call - Contacts

Post by igoryan94 » 09 Oct 2017 15:25

Musthave! Thank you!

tgorfido
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Re: Birthday Notification with Text, E-mail, Call - Contacts

Post by tgorfido » 12 Oct 2017 09:53

I am brand new to this so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but I can't find the menu to select the number of days ahead. I have gone through each expression but I am not sure of which one to change, just trying to select 1 week or 7 days. Any chance you can give me a little help, been trying for 2 days to get it to work.

Thanks for the flow, cool idea.

geekeedee
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Re: Birthday Notification with Text, E-mail, Call - Contacts

Post by geekeedee » 12 Oct 2017 12:02

tgorfido wrote:I am brand new to this so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but I can't find the menu to select the number of days ahead. I have gone through each expression but I am not sure of which one to change, just trying to select 1 week or 7 days. Any chance you can give me a little help, been trying for 2 days to get it to work.
Thanks for the flow, cool idea.
The menu to select the number of days appears when you tap on the SHORTCUT of the flow.
To create the shortcut of the flow, tap on the TRIGGER to edit it. Tap the "Shortcut: Birthday Notification" to open it. At the bottom of the trigger, you see the "Install shortcut" button. Tap on the button to create the shortcut. Go to your phone screen, and you should see a blue "birthday notification" Automagic icon of the shortcut. Tap on that icon, and you should see the menu to change the number of days.
All the best.

tgorfido
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Re: Birthday Notification with Text, E-mail, Call - Contacts

Post by tgorfido » 13 Oct 2017 15:06

geekeedee wrote:
tgorfido wrote:I am brand new to this so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but I can't find the menu to select the number of days ahead. I have gone through each expression but I am not sure of which one to change, just trying to select 1 week or 7 days. Any chance you can give me a little help, been trying for 2 days to get it to work.
Thanks for the flow, cool idea.
The menu to select the number of days appears when you tap on the SHORTCUT of the flow.
To create the shortcut of the flow, tap on the TRIGGER to edit it. Tap the "Shortcut: Birthday Notification" to open it. At the bottom of the trigger, you see the "Install shortcut" button. Tap on the button to create the shortcut. Go to your phone screen, and you should see a blue "birthday notification" Automagic icon of the shortcut. Tap on that icon, and you should see the menu to change the number of days.
All the best.
Thank you :) Trying it now and I will let you know how I make out.

tgorfido
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Re: Birthday Notification with Text, E-mail, Call - Contacts

Post by tgorfido » 13 Oct 2017 15:20

tgorfido wrote:
geekeedee wrote:
tgorfido wrote:I am brand new to this so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question but I can't find the menu to select the number of days ahead. I have gone through each expression but I am not sure of which one to change, just trying to select 1 week or 7 days. Any chance you can give me a little help, been trying for 2 days to get it to work.
Thanks for the flow, cool idea.
The menu to select the number of days appears when you tap on the SHORTCUT of the flow.
To create the shortcut of the flow, tap on the TRIGGER to edit it. Tap the "Shortcut: Birthday Notification" to open it. At the bottom of the trigger, you see the "Install shortcut" button. Tap on the button to create the shortcut. Go to your phone screen, and you should see a blue "birthday notification" Automagic icon of the shortcut. Tap on that icon, and you should see the menu to change the number of days.
All the best.
Thank you :) Trying it now and I will let you know how I make out.

Got it working!!! Thank you very I really appreciate your help. This is a useful flow as I am terrible at remembering birthdays.

sinom
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Re: Birthday Notification with Text, E-mail, Call - Contacts

Post by sinom » 11 Mar 2019 18:49

Hello geekeedee,

Awesome flow, just what I was looking for.
Does this still work though?

I had some errors before I had set the mydaysahead-1, but after I got the shortcut working and set it to 1 week there, no errors occur when I try the flow.
The problem is that nothing happens, even though I can see the birthdays in the Google Calendar.

Do you have any thoughts?

Cheers

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