Orkut Birthday and Google Calender Integration

Orkut Birthday is integrated with Google Calender. Now Google calender features can be used for Orkut friends birthday to do things like receiving birthday reminder via SMS/Email.

Just noticed on Orkut’s upcoming birthday section a link saying – “view your friends’ birthdays in Google Calendar”


Clicking on it took me to a Google Calender page confirming integration of Orkut friends birthdays with Google calender.


There are few advantages of this integration because Google Calender

  1. Can send birthday reminder via SMS/Email
  2. Can be synced with other services/softwares like outlook on Windows, iCal on Mac, etc.
  3. Have official API which can be used to develop third-party applications

There may be more to it! Let us know, if you can figure it out! 🙂


Balakrishnna.B March 12, 2009

I’m not able to subscribe for birthday reminder via SMS/Email like any other google calendar. Orkut birthday’s calendar doesnt have a notifications options it seems. Is there any other way to subscribe for mobile notifications??

ankit March 15, 2009

Somehow notification settings are not visible for this calendar. So, I still cant recv mails and sms notifications.