Considering the hectic lifestyle that most working professionals have today, friend's and family's birthdays usually tend to skip off the mind. People tend to do various things to remember the birthday such as making notes, reminder alarms etc, but most times these do not work as well.
Recently, Kartik Mandaville along with Saurabh Suman and Abhinit Ambastha, all students of Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Manipal, developed a FaceBook application AutoBudder . AutoBudder allows you to be as impersonal and lazy as you want to be with your FaceBook “friends”. It sends out a message at 12 midnight with messages that are as personal as a simulated wish can be.
Most people have their birthdays listed on Facebook and using the applications feature, AutoBudder automatically wishes your friends on their birthdays, with customized messages from you, at sharp 12, before anyone can. Its hassle free, doubles as a birthday calendar, and at times, just helps maintain those social commitments.
|The Developers of Autobudder Facebook App|
AutoBudder won the prestigious ACMB Challenge of Code which carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.
There has been widespread media coverage about AutoBudder
- Cyber Media ( Never Forget your friend's birthdays)
- Times of India ( Pune Mirror -Too Lazy to wish a friend ? FB App does it for you, Sci & Tech ,Bangalore Mirror - Too Lazy to wish a friend ? FB App does it for you ,City )
In the near future, the developers, plan to include a birthday calendar and Email/ SMS alerts for the upcoming birthdays.
ManipalBlog.com is proud to be associated with Autobudder and wishes them all the best for the future! We hope our readers, login to their Facebook account and use this amazing application developed by our very own Manipalite colleagues!!