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App Attack #019: Ten Apps to Create the Perfect V-Day Date

App Attack #019: Ten Apps to Create the Perfect V-Day Date



App Attack #019: Ten Apps to Create the Perfect V-Day Date

Creating the Perfect Date with Apps

Looking to get flowers for a special someone? Interested to confess but too shy? With Valentine's Day approaching, most of us singles and attached alike find ourselves scrambling to make the best of this special occasion.

But how do you create the perfect date on Saint Valentine's Day? A few basic steps, with the help of some apps that might come in handy with your preparations, be it getting in the mood for love, sending special messages or keeping significant others 'nearby', will hopefully make 14th February a date that you'll remember.
 

Step 1: Searching for a Date

Valentine's Day, is all about spending that day with the special someone. For the lucky couples, you can skip this step and move on to step 2. For the singles who are still looking for love, these apps should hopefully remove that forever alone tag. So here we go: apps to find that special someone:


Find My Friends

Price: Free
Category: Social Networking
Platforms: Apple iOS

Looking to surprise your other half during THE special day? Find My Friends might be the ultimate tool for your deviously romantic plan. Simply install the app, sign in with your Apple ID and get him/her to do the same. Add said person as a friend, and you will be able to easily track down their location. Voila, surprise away!

Disclaimer: outside of what we've suggested, this app should in no way be used to stalk on your other half. Use it responsibly and give a nice Valentine's Day surprise to your loved ones instead of making them uncomfortable.


Blendr

Price: Free
Category: Social Networking
Platforms: Apple iOS

Lots of singles have found their other half through new media platforms, via match making websites. And now, we move into the apps realm, with options such as Blendr lets you find people with similar interests who are near your current location using your mobile device.

The geo-social network is also tied to other social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. Unlike the common social networks, Blendr has the potential to expand your network when you filter nearby search results with similar interests, and allowing you to initiate a chat with a like-minded individual.

Step 2: Making the Right Moves

So let's say someone caught your eye, and you're gearing up to impress and sweep them off their feet. You can choose to purchase a Valentine's Day gift for the chosen one, or rely on apps to express your feelings if you're feeling too shy to approach them. Be it cards, flowers or even an app to arm you with the right words of seduction, here are some essential apps to ensure you make the right moves, on the right person:


SG Florist

Price: Free
Category: Lifestyle
Platforms: Apple iOS

Flowers are a staple during Valentine's Day but if you are a busy person like many of us are, the SG Florist app is something you should consider installing as it allows you to buy bouquets from Far East Flora without much fuss.

There are plenty of choices to choose from if your dame doesn't fancy roses: you can select from over 1000 choices of flowers, gifts, plants and hampers. Payment and delivery is easily; for the former, the app comes fully integrated with credit card and Paypal payment options. As for the latter, you can easily synchronize your significant other's details and addresses from your Contacts.
 


Love Letter

Price: Free
Category: Entertainment
Platforms: Google Android

Too shy to make a confession in real-life? Running out of words to express your feelings? The aptly-named Love Letter app allows you to send and share endearing Valentine cards and quotes with your loved ones via MMS, email, Twitter and Facebook.

And for those who are at a loss for words, you'll get around 50 preloaded love quotes to pair the cards with! Try not to use these quotes though, because it's not the words, but the thought that counts.


Cards

Price: Free
Category: Lifestyle
Platforms: Apple iOS

Cards is the iPhone answer to Android's Love Letter app with a slight retro spin to it. The app allows you the power to customize and create real greeting cards that can be delivered to your recipient's address.

Simply choose from a selection of 21 designs and pair it up with a witty message or a personal photo, and you are all set to impress. Addresses and other details can be easily pulled from your Contacts without much hassle.


Master of Seduction

Price: Free
Category: Lifestyle
Platforms: Google Android 

Single and ready to mingle? The Master of Seduction app might very well be the key to your next romantic encounter. The app caters to lonely men looking for love, providing information on best pick-up lines and interesting articles.

Unfortunately, most of the lines are catered for men. But hey, if these lines do work and don't sound too creepy to women, we think the app has fulfilled its purpose. Download it now to save yourself from being alone on this (or next) year's Valentine's Day!

Step 3: It's Date Night!

Scoring a date is only the beginning. Making sure the date will end off on the right (and romantic) note is the final goal. To achieve that, you'll need apps that will aid you in the preparation of the perfect date. Get ready to dazzle your date with an intimate home-made dinner, and set the mood for love with romantic songs via an app:


Valentine Radio

Price: Free
Category: Music
Platforms: Apple iOS / Google Android

So the dinner is all set, and you are ready to impress your date with the candlelight dinner. Top it off with a wide selection of love songs that will set the mood. So it's time to find the right songs before you put the moves on your date.

Take a cue from a wide list of radio stations that are available on Valentine Radio. The curated list of 40 radio stations taps into the sappy and romantic songs that will keep your date in an amorous mood. All that's left, is to say the right words, and you're good to go for a successful romantic date on 14th February.


Jamie's Recipes

Price: Free
Category: Lifestyle
Platforms: Apple iOS / Google Android

Face it, at this point in time, calling up a decent restaurant for a Valentine's Day dinner reservation is almost impossible. Good old Jamie Oliver comes to the rescue if you need some inspiration for an alternative home-made Valentine's Day dinner. The free taster pack comes with ten free recipes and three videos to give you a headstart on that perfect dinner for your date.

The Cupid also strikes through Jamie's Recipes, with a special Date Night recipe pack to aid you in getting the evening right with the right food, ranging from the perfect appetizer, the succulent main course and a seductive cocktail to end the night on a romantic note.

Step 4: Seal the Deal!

Romantic songs, smooth moves and perhaps a bit of wine should get you to this final stage. Now it's time to seal the deal and ensure that the date will end off successfully. Chances are, you've already impressed your date and it's time to capture that perfect moment. Download these apps, let the moment linger and from here on, we bid you good luck, and hope you'll have an unforgettable Valentine's Day!


Valentine's Photo Heart Locket

Price: Free / S$1.25 (Full Version)
Category: Photography
Platforms: Google Android

The kitschy Photo Heart Locket app allows you to turn your Android smartphone into a digital photo frame where you can literally keep your loved ones right by your side. Essentially, it allows you to customize your live wallpaper with photos of your loved ones. The free version doesn't come with many features - you can only select one photo, add text and select choice of key animations (hearts/kisses appearing when you touch the wallpaper).

The full version, however, offers more comprehensive customization opportunities such as choice of heart frames, multiple photos for transitions and more. The best way to impress them is to show that you care.


Trip Journal

Price: US$2.99
Category: Travel
Platforms: Apple iOS / Google Android

If you're on a romantic getaway, be prepared to keep a journal of the highlights during the trip. That first kiss, the exact moment when the stars align and you gaze into each other's eyes should be committed to your memory.

Or, you can depend on Trip Journal. Take a picture of the breathtaking scenic view that melted your partner's heart, and make small notes within the picture to remind each other of how you felt at that exact moment.

But more importantly, Trip Journal also lets you create a pre-determined journey, which can be used to direct your other half to that romantic spot during the special date on Valentine's Day. How the day ends off, will solely depend on what's waiting for him or her at the end of the journey that you set in Trip Journal.