PHOENIX - If you're trying to plan the perfect Valentine's day date, pick up your iPhone or iPad. Here are some apps that can help you be prepared for the big day.
BeCouply - iPhone
BeCouply is designed to help couples find fun things to do. It essentially takes businesses from Foursquare and organizes them into fun categories for couples. It's also somewhat of a social network for couples. You can capture moments from your date and create a digital scrapbook. It won't plan your night down to the minute but it is a fun way to discover new ideas of things for couples to do and save those memories.
Uber - iPhone/Android/Web
Want to show up for your date in style? Uber is an app that lets you book a private driver right from your phone. You can see where current cars are located and then find out how long it will before one can show up at your door. A sleek black car will show up ready to chauffeur you around town. The service isn't cheap. A ride from the Phoenix airport to Tempe quoted at about $25. With that said, the cool points you'll get showing up to your date with a driver might be worth the price.
1-800-Flowers - iPhone / Android
Proflowers - iPhone
Go classic with a bouquet of flowers and order them in seconds directly from your smartphone. Many of the big flower websites now offer apps to make the ordering process super simple. The 1-800-Flowers app even has order tracking built into the app so you can make sure those roses show up in time for the special day.
If you're buying a smartphone or tablet for your sweetie this Valentine's Day, how about pre-loading it with their favorite music, movies and books? Many Apple devices also allow you to have a personal message etched on the back of the device. Taking the gift of technology one step further gives it that personal touch.
BookBook Case - iPhone/iPad/Macbook - $39-$99
If your special someone already has all of the gadgets they could want, how about a special case? I really like the BookBook case for iPhone,iPad and Macbooks. It covers your gadget in leather bound goodness. It looks like a 100 year-old book pulled right from the library! Any book lover will love this gift. They're not cheap though, $39 - $99 and available at the Apple Store.