Sydney man, Sahba Idelkhani, wasn’t happy to just get down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend. Instead, he jumped on freelancer.com.au and as reported by News.com.au pitched an idea for an iPhone App as an intricate way in which to pop the big question. A freelancer said he’d do the job for AUD $750, but there was no guarantee it would be done on time so Idelkhani settled on a AUD $1500 request from Texas man to have the job done right.
Upon completion, the App would set his girlfriend Melody on a nostalgic journey around the city of Sydney. The App was designed like a game whereby she would need to complete a ‘level’ to progress to the next stage. To complete a level, she would need to be within 20 metres of a destination the pair had once visited during their three-year relationship and take a picture of where she was. This would automatically be posted to Facebook and she could move on.
With their friends watching intently online and the locations spanning 200 kilometres, Melody eventually found herself with a collection of tools (just like in a video game) seated at a catered dinner in a hotel penthouse just before a surprise in the master bedroom.
Six months into their relationship Idelkhani had planted a “Will you marry me?” message enclosed in one of the teddy bears he’d given her. Two and a half years later, he felt it was finally time for her to unravel its secret.
Melody realised she had to use the tools to open the teddy bear and find the enclosed message. And thus, the successful story of one of the most technologically advanced proposals is born.
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