Essential apps for long-distance relationships

Essential apps for long-distance relationships

Summary: Summer is coming, and if you're away from home, use these apps to organize your trip..and save your relationship.


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  • Name: Pillow Talk

    Developer: Little Riot

    Price: -

    Not an app but certainly worth a mention, Pillow Talk is an experimental project aimed at creating a physical presence in long-distance relationships. The system has two elements -- one, a ring sensor that each person wears to bed. The second element is a flat fabric panel that is slipped into their pillowcase. Through a wireless connection, once one person goes to bed, the other panel begins to glow -- indicating that your lover has also retired for the night.

    Placing your head on the pillow apparently allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your partner -- certainly a step-up from the 'good night' text message.

    Pillow Talk is currently waiting on funding for manufacturing the project after going viral and receiving almost half a million hits.

    Source: Little Riot

  • Name: Pinterest

    Developer: Pinterest Inc.

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    Pinterest is a web-based platform that is also available as an iOS application. The basic idea of Pinterest is to 'pin' your favourite images to share with the world -- but what if you and your partner are both on separate trips, or living in different places? Share a board and share your experiences.

    Source: App store

  • Name: Postagram

    Developer: Sincerely Inc.

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Android.

    Choose a photo from your iPhone library, Instagram, or Facebook account, send it to be printed and a real postcard will be delivered in a few days to your partner -- a personal way to show them what you're experiencing.

    Postagram's mailing service can be delivered worldwide, and any image from your mobile or social networking account can be selected. You can also include an 180 character message, and it costs 99c for the U.S, and $1.99 worldwide. If you're trying to send a postcard to the U.S. or Canada, it will be delivered within a week -- but international delivery can take several weeks to arrive.

    Source: App Store | Google Play

Topic: Apps

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