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This article was published on December 9, 2013

    This developer programmed a Pebble smartwatch to propose to his girlfriend

    This developer programmed a Pebble smartwatch to propose to his girlfriend
    Ken Yeung
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    Some might argue that Pebble helped kickstart the smartwatch industry, but it has also achieved a milestone of sorts today. Someone has built an app for the device to help them propose to their now-fiancee.

    Programmer Rick Ucker created Chrono because he wanted to find a creative, geeky, not “TOO romantic” way to ask for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage. He posted the source code on Github and explained that his app is a fullscreen service and the proposal is displayed as scrollable text. He goes on to say:

    I chose Chrono Trigger, the classic SNES RPG, as a theme for two reasons: First, she and I grew up playing a lot of video games and Chrono Trigger was always a favorite of ours. We discovered this fact the night we met, much to our mutual delight. Second, the Chrono (time) theme was apt considering the fact that the app was to run on a watch.

    And it worked — she said “yes”.

    Chrono: A marriage app for the Pebble smartwatch

    Photo credit: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images