Bryan Haggerty and Jeannie Choe call themselves “romantechs” because they love their gadgets. Bryan Haggerty decided it was time to pop the question but he couldn’t decide on a way to do it. Then it hit him. He designed an iPhone application called Romantech which took his girlfriend through a scavenger hunt. “I thought about all the typical kinds of ways, and they all kind of just weren’t working for me,” stated Haggerty. “I said, ‘That’s not really how i would do it.’ So I came up with the idea.”
The map on the app contained several location points and a video showed up every time Jeannie reached that location. The final point in the scavenger hunt was at Dolores Park. The locations of each clue formed the shape of a heart symbol. At the top of a hill at Dolores Park, Haggerty proposed. “I kind of had a feeling,” stated Choe. “When I first saw the app I knew what was going to happen.” When the two started dating about two and a half years ago, Haggerty gave Choe a necklace containing a <3 symbol.
Haggerty, 27, learned a lot of his coding skills from his job at LinkedIn. Haggerty works there as a user interface designer. Choe is currently an industrial designer.