This is a guest post contributed by Tanya Akins, technology writer for PhoneShop.co.uk.
Valentine’s Day, love it or hate it, is just around the corner. If you have someone in your life to profess your love to, you probably won’t mind a little visit from Cupid this year. And even if you aren’t presently in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is good excuse to tell someone that they’re special. If you’re planning a romantic night, the following 10 iOS apps for Valentines sweethearts can help you take your romance game to the next level.
10 iOS Apps for Valentines Sweethearts
(All apps are for both the iPhone and iPad, apart from Fingle which is iPad-only)
1. Valentine RADIO (Free) – Available here
While you get ready for your Valentine’s Day festivities, set the mood with some romantic music. Valentine RADIO is a compilation of 40 radio stations from around the world and streams the music directly to your phone so you can get your Marvin Gaye, Barry White and Prince fix.
2. Valentine Photo (Free) – Available here
Demonstrate your love in a more visual way with this fun app that lets you send a Valentine’s Day photo you personally designed. You can personalize photos with cute images like hearts, presents and swirly designs. Afterwards, you can post your creation on a social network to publicly declare your love, or e-mail it to the lucky recipient.
3. Be Mine ($0.99) – Available here
Be Mine is a Valentine’s Day card creator which lets you make the perfect e-card thanks to the variety of backgrounds, effects and graphics it provides. You can send your card through email or share them with the world on Facebook.
4. California Blooms (Free) – Available here
Order a bouquet of roses on the move with this app. The app provides photos of the flowers it sells, along with information on how to care for roses, and California Blooms’ eco-friendly growing process. The company offers a money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied for any reason.
5. Candy Valentine Hearts ($0.99) – Available here
Candy Valentine Hearts lets you create your own virtual candy heart to send to a loved one. Add their name and a message and email away. You can choose from numerous backgrounds, designs and font styles to create the perfect candy heart.
6. Cook’s Illustrated (Free) – Available here
7. Say I Love You (Free) – Available here
If you really want to impress your loved one, why not say “I love you” in a different language? Thanks to this app, that’s now possible. Choose from seductive French or Italian, or try something exotic like Indonesian or Ukranian.
8. Love Horoscopes (Free) – Available here
9. TreeMail ($0.99) – Available here
Love someone, but not quite enough to deface a tree? This app lets you “carve” customized messages – love notes and initials – on a virtual tree and then email them to your loved one. It might not be quite the same as the real thing, but is still pretty fun nonetheless. There are seven different tree varieties to leave your mark on, including silver birch and palm.
10. Fingle (iPad: $0.99) – Available here
Fingle is Twister for your fingers. Two players have to drag up to five buttons of the same color into their designated targets. Since it’s impossible to do this without fingers rubbing together, intimacy ensues. Remember to turn off Multitasking Gestures in your iPad General Settings to let two people manipulate the screen at once.
Let us know what you think of these apps in the comments section.