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Birthday Reminder Java Standalone program

 
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Hi,

I need a java standalone program which reminders with an alert on birthday et.,

Also, wanted to store some info with data and alert when the date is near to the end..

using open source software is an issue on upgrade and other stuff

looking for a java standalone jar so it works on any OS at any point of time

please advise.

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Since you mention "jar" it means that it would be executed by an operating system as a standalone program. Since your program's intended feature is to send an "alert" once a year, do you intend to keep a machine running for that long ? and how are you going to manage machine restarts ?

I'd approach this problem first by determining what kind of "alert" is needed. Is it a desktop alert or is it an email or a mobile message. The solution would differ accordingly.
Next, I'd also suggest researching on the number of users using your system. If it's 10 users, then your program is going to sit idle for most of the year. If its less than 52 then your program will barely send one alert a week in year.

A desktop OS typically has a scheduler that does things wonderfully but it would not match your requirements of being platform independent.
 
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A desktop alert...I would have

1) Birthday reminder
2) Purchase Reminder
3) Change Reminder (light, water purifier)
4) Car reminder (kms, etc., next service)

etc.,
 
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What would this program do that the calendar app built into whatever OS you use doesn't do already?

Why do you want this to be another program?
 
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Johnny Joseph wrote:I need a java standalone program which ...
...looking for a java standalone jar ...

I have a feeling that you are looking for a pre-baked solution for your problem. I'm not aware of any such existing programs that do so. The OS typically does a good job at scheduling stuff.
Nevertheless, if you want someone to make a software for you, I think you're at the wrong forum. You can post your requirements on our Jobs offered forum or you can turn towards any local listings or websites in your area.
 
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i will always have this copied in a pen drive...take it verywhere required...standalone jar....this is not possible as per your suggestion..
 
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If you want it available wherever you go, a mobile app, or even just using the built-in calendar of a mobile device, would seem more appropriate.
 
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Surely if you have the app on a pen drive, you will have to open it whenever you attach it to anybody's computer?
 
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Yes, exactly campbell..That's the requirement...
 
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Johnny Joseph wrote:looking for a java standalone jar so it works on any OS at any point of time



It sounds to me like you would want this "jar" to include a version of the JRE. After all, not all computers have a Java runtime installed. Am I right, was that a key part of your requirement?
 
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