Created: 2012-03-21 03:24
Updated: 2017-01-02 02:53
License: gpl-3.0


Simple, ad free & open android birthday app/widget.

1. Install

Get from f-droid or download latest APK at

2. Features

  • free & open
  • no fancy permissions
  • low battery usage
  • doesn't phone home

3. Compile

Use the provided Makefile wrapper. Available targets are

  • make keygen - generate own keystore
  • make update - update project
  • make all - build release
  • make debug - build debug
  • make sign - sign release
  • make install - push .apk to device using adb
  • make install_debug - push debugging .apk to device using adb

e.g. make update && make keygen && make && make sign && make install

You need the appcompat library to compile Birthdroid. You might have to update that path for the update target in the Makefile.

4. Usage

  1. Launch the app
  2. You'll see a list of contacts with upcoming birthdays
  3. Use the preferences menu to configure various settings
  4. (optional) add a widget to your home-screen that continously shows upcoming birthdays

5. FAQ

  • Q: How can I force-refresh the birthday list or the widget content?
    • A: Data will be refreshed regularly every 24 hours and after you leave the preferences. To force a refresh, open and close the preferences dialog from the app menu.

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