If you are on Facebook, you probably have noticed the little birthday reminders at the top of the screen. I always try to visit each of those in my reminders to leave them a little note on their wall wishing them a Happy Birthday. For those that are just more than “Facebook Friends”, I often want to maybe send more than just a little message.
I recently downloaded the GiftGiv iPhone app that can make it very handy to send cards or gifts to your Facebook and LinkedIn friends within minutes using your iPhone. When you install the app, you sync it with your social media networks so that can pull the information from your friend’s profiles into the app.
Once you have the app installed and open it, you will be brought to a screen that shows your “All Upcoming” which is recent and upcoming birthday’s as well as those that you can send a congratulations to or maybe even a thank you card. You can of course swipe your screen to view just “Birthdays” or “Events to celebrate” if you don’t want to view them all.
Once you see a person that you want to send a gift or card to, you simply select their name from the list. When you have selected the recipient, you will be brought to another menu where you can choose to send a card, gift card, chocolates, flowers, wine and more! In just the last week, I have seen an addition in the amount and types of gifts that you can send.
Once you have found the perfect gift that you want to send, simply select it from the list on your screen and get your credit card ready to make payment. While purchasing the gift you have the option to select a specific date for the gift to arrive as well as enter a personal message. If you have the recipient’s address that will come in handy, but not needed as you can have the app send them an email or text message requesting their address so to receive their gift.
With this handy app you can get a list of your contact’s events that are both expected and unexpected. Even if you don’t want to send a gift, you can still use the app to check on birthdays and such. No need to keep track of your contact’s info on calendars, you can use this app to find it all in one place and send them a little something while your at it.
The GiftGiv iTunes app is:
- Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad.
- Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
- Optimized for the iPhone 5.
For more information on GiftGift and to download this app, visit: http://www.thegiftgiv.com.