Birthday Notification Widget

Introduction

Nothing’s more heartwarming than when someone wishes you a happy birthday out of the blue. With our new widget, you can make your team members feel just as valued on their special day. Plus, it’ll warm the cockles of your HR department’s heart, too, as it’s easy to use and fully automated!

All you have to do is upload a CSV file with everyone’s date of birth, and you’ll automatically see a personalized message appear on your signage screens on their birthday, hassle-free. You can also switch things up using several customizations, such as font and color.


Creating a Birthday Notification widget

Click on the Birthday widget within your widget gallery to add it, or click this link to quickly create a new one and fill in the widget details as follows:

  1. Name is required for the widget and an optional Description for it.
  2. Type your Wish!
  3. Import the dates in a CSV format.
    • 💡Check the following paragraph(CSV format) for more details.
  4. Choose the CSV’s date format, the orientation for your birthday widget, and the font colors, background colors, etc.
  5. Set a default image URL
    • 💡Like this one here.
  6. Set the Default Duration so that the widget will appear in a playlist.
  7. You can set the Play From/Play Until parameters. In other words, you can select the expiration date, which means that you can choose the exact date and time that this widget will play in your playlist. We recommend selecting the “Always” and “Forever” settings for the widget to never expire.
  8. Click “Save,” and your widget is ready to use. Assing it to your player, and the player will display the relative graph.

CSV format

Birthday widget

You can create a text file and save it as CSV inside the following format:

  • 1986-12-25,John Doe
  • 1957-02-15,Jane Doe

Otherwise, from an excel file having in the 1st column the birthdates and in the 2nd column the names, export it as CSV.

Since the widget appears only on the dates when a birthday is displayed, you can test it by adding a fake birthdate to the current day.


Final Result

Birthday widget

Need Help?

The Yodeck Support Team can help you out! Reach out!