BlueDoor Apps

November 16, 2010 11:01 ET

BlueDoor Apps: New DATEBANK App Features Awesome, Fun, Creative Dates That Work-Bank On It!

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2010) - Editor's Note: Three photos and a video accompany this press release.

Jason Ballard and Josiah Peters just want to add a little love to the world.

The two Canadians have teamed up to create DateBank—an iPhone and iPad app which features a year's worth of creative date ideas, descriptions, and tips.

Ballard, 22, and Peters, 24, have been friends for 10 years, and came up with the idea of helping young men find the perfect girl through creative, fun date ideas—in handy app form.

"Dating should be more than just an endless parade of dinners and movies," said Ballard, an entrepreneur who has been married for a year. "We love hearing about great dates, and we wanted to share what we've learned. If you're stuck for a creative date idea, DateBank has everything you need—ideas, tips, detailed descriptions, and 'super-size' options."

"The perfect date is one where you are creative and have fun," said the single Peters, a designer. "DateBank will help any couple, whether they are going out for the first time, or they've been married for years. Dating can get formulaic, but there are lots of ways to inject creativity into your relationship."

Ballard and Peters convened a team of date brainstormers, and then brought in Jordan Bateman, a writer, Langley councilor and wedding chaplain, to add some more content and write the date descriptions. Bateman, 34, celebrated his tenth wedding anniversary earlier this year, and has officiated more than 100 weddings over the past five years.

"A great date is one where you discover something about one another," said Bateman, who has officiated the wedding ceremonies of more than 100 couples. "Being in love is the greatest thing in the world, and if DateBank can help, we'll be very happy."

After a year of work, and rave reviews from almost 100 beta testers, the DateBank app for Apple iPhones, iPad, and iTouch launched in October, 2010, and is available for download now in the Apple App Store. Regular updates are planned, including seasonal and holiday date packs.

The DateBank app includes:

  • more than 150 witty, thoughtful and romantic dates
  • search functionality defined by budget, style and time of day
  • detailed descriptions and how-to's for each date
  • a concise list of the things you will need on the date
  • user-generated feedback and date rankings
  • an idea submission function
  • Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare integration

The DateBank app retails for 99 cents in the Apple App store and is available for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch.

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