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What Day Is It?

What Day Is It?
by Gary Woods

In January I went up to MacWorld/iWorld in San Francisco. These days the show is definitely more about iOS devices than it is about Mac Computers with the biggest area being dubbed "Appalooza Showcase" where seemingly hundreds of Apps for the iPhone and iPad resided.

One of the fun Apps I found there was called BigDay! And it's a Reminder App for your iPhone and iPad. The app is free and with it you can place in all your friends and their important dates and get reminders sent directly to your iPhone or email box. When your friends also download BigDay you will automatically have their shared events in your calendar and they will also have yours.

Then, two weeks before an event you will receive a reminder telling you who is having a BigDay and what that special occasion is. The app will then ask you if you want to shop for a gift for that occasion. Touching the "Shop Now" button will take you directly to that person's profile showing you their Favorite Stores and any comments they have left there.

The Reminder App has the capability to synch all the data between your iPhone, iPad and personal computer so that no matter what device you are using your dates are downloaded and populated.

Being curious about how one makes money from a free app I asked the developer how they generate revenue and they said if you purchase something through the app they receive a percentage of the purchase from the vendor.

BigDay is a fun free app so it's definitely worth checking out and if you send me a note It'll send you all the important dates I have coming up so you can start shopping right away.

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc