It is that time of the year when everyone is allowed to get mushy and grandly celebrate their love for one another. Whether friends, family or that special one, Valentine’s Day holds significance for the young and old alike and becomes an occasion to pamper those closest to us.
In today’s tech-enabled era where everything is made available at the click of a button, smartphone apps have become our messiah for everything. So whether it’s about making grand plans for V-Day, sorting through gifting options, or zeroing in on the best place to dine out, couples in the mood for love have everything they need when armed with a smartphone.
Start-up entrepreneurs cued in to the needs of a tech-savvy generation are tapping this ripe opportunity to build apps that can organize the perfect date and what better occasion to do the same than Valentine’s Day?
We give you a rundown of the smartphone apps that get you through V-Day without the rigmarole of spending a bomb or running yourself amok in malls and restaurants all over town. These apps are not only the fastest, coolest but also the easiest way to weave magic in to your big bang celebrations for V-Day.
India’s largest services marketplace, has taken its service offering a notch higher this Valentine’s Day. The brand has joined hands with soon to be launched online men’s grooming startup Bombay Shaving Company, to give women an option to gift their partners a luxury shaving experience in the comfort of their own homes. The on-demand service will be available to UrbanClap users in Delhi. Apart from this, The company, which provides services across 80 categories, has introduced an ondemand “Save The Date” package designed to provide customers with an unforgettable experience on The package includes decor, a gourmet chef to prepare a meal for two at home, live music, and a complimentary bottle of Chandon sparkling wine by Moet Hennesey India. The concept is to simply allow couples to celebrate the love together at their homes yet creating a special experience. UrbanClap has talented chefs on its platform who provide at home experience and it aims to allow customers to experience this at another level.
Gifts are an integral part of making your loved one’s day special. But if you are worried about traipsing through a 1000 stores to find that one gift, here’s an app that seems God-sent. Save time and money with Shopsity, an app that connects you to lifestyle retailers in your vicinity. Couples can see the complete catalogue of the store, what is selling nearby, including photos, sizes, price and oﬀers, and then decide which store to go for. So choose a gift without breaking in to a sweat with Shopsity this V-Day.
Bite Club: Missed out on restaurant bookings for that quintessential V-Day dinner date with your partner? Why go out when you can dine in, says Bite Club- a Gurgaon-based chef-designed virtual restaurant that gets you home-styled food to your doorstep. Do up your dining area with the glow of candle light and mellow music to provide the ideal backdrop. Dig into a delectable spread of veg, non-veg and desserts that are available on Bite Club to make the evening a memorable one while making your date feel ‘right at home’!
Whether dining out, taking off for a getaway or simply buying a gift, make sure you save more than a penny with Groupon. This is an app that makes shopping a breeze without denting your pocket with sizeable discounts on everything on offer. The app is city-specific, and you can see all the offers available nearby on Beauty and Spa, Shopping, Dining etc. So feel extravagant without blowing up your bank balance with Groupon.
Another app that helps you keep a tab on your V-Day spend is Wally. Wally lets you log the details of your expenses like amount, venue, time, category, notes, and photos of receipts. You can do so manually, or just allow Wally to do it automatically with its InstaScan feature. It can even attach photos and tag friends to capture the people and moments associated with your every expense. The app is available on Android and iPhone and is a must have for the compulsive shopaholics. So don’t let your wallet burn out with a little help from Wally.