Wednesday, April 11, 2012

More Holiday Gadgets: Valentine's Day!

Today is Valentine's Day. Traditionally, this day of romance is celebrated with chocolate or flowers, lavish dinners out, or even more lavish dinners in. But what if you're still looking for that special someone, or you're miles away from the one you love? Google Desktop to the rescue: Here are a few desktop gadgets you can use to find or celebrate love.
gadget snapshot Crush
By Lahiru Lakmal Priyadarshana

Let a special Google Talk friend know that you have a crush on him or her.
gadget snapshot Cupid's Gadget
By Teodor Filimon
Are you too shy to ask someone out? Do you want to see if he or she likes you, too? Try "like-marking" with Cupid's Gadget!
gadget snapshotFind My Heart
By Lahiru Lakmal Priyadarshana

Give your heart to a Google Talk friend. Your friend wins if it takes five tries or less to find where you hid the heart.
gadget snapshot Kiss Me!
By Kathy Walrath

Decorate your desktop with a kissable, framed picture of your sweetheart — or anyone elre you'd like to kiss. Send your prospective valentine a picture of yourself and a pointer to this gadget, and you're sure to get a kiss! (Virtually, at least.)
gadget snapshot Love is in the Air
By James Yum

Heart-shaped fireworks simulate the graffiti inspired by first love. What could be more romantic?
gadget snapshot Flower Pot
By Google Inc.

If you're too late to order flowers for your honey, try giving virtual flowers instead. You might even try to convince your valentine that electronic flowers are ecologically superior to chemically treated flowers that have been transported hundreds of miles. Good luck with that.

You can find Valentine's Day gadgets and more at our holiday gadgets page. If you feel inspired to create your own holiday gadgets — pi Day, anyone? — visit our Developer Site and be sure to grab the Google Desktop SDK.

Happy Valentine's Day from the Google Desktop Team!