Yes it Valentine’s Day today and yes, we *know* it’s a consumerist nightmare designed to line the pockets of card manufacturers and chocolate vendors. And no, we’re not going to turn pink and start recommending badly designed love poem apps – but if you are planning a special evening, there are a few handy Android apps that could make your night go exactly according to plan – enjoy!
OK, so Yelp might be able to recommend you restaurants according to Romance or View, but if you want to score extra Valentines points, try Foodspotting to search by dish – so you can track down the best place serving your loved one’s favourite food – be it crème brûlée or cod and chips.
Take the guesswork out of going to the flicks on a date – Flixer will let you browse pretty much any information you want on your film choices. Use your GPS to see which cinemas are nearby, browse its listing and link up to IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes to find out if it’s likely to be a dud or a hit.
Of course, nothing helps romance along its merry path like a nice drink, and Mixologist is the classiest cocktail app on the menu. Wow your date by mixing them the perfect Manhattan or ask for suggestions based on what’s in your drinks cabinet, or spin a randomiser of 7,900+ recipes if you’re feeling super-adventurous.
If you’re home and getting comfortable, there’s nothing guaranteed to spoil the mood more than an inappropriate Shuffle song. Simply hook up your smartphone or tablet to your system, load up Moodplayer and you’ll be able to fine tune your playlist according to mood.
A series of sliders will let you determine percentages of happy, angry, sad, etc. Just crank the “sensual” bar right up and you’ll be in the mood before we can say “Smooth Operator”.
Nothing says I love you like a personalised Android avatar. If you spend a little time and effort creating a likeness of your loved one (sort of like a modern-day Leo and Kate in Titanic), and send it to your beloved then you can be sure to melt all but the hardest of hearts.