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Avoiding Your Ex Or People You Hate? There’s An App For That

In a world of social media where everyone is sharing their every-waking moment with friends, it was only a matter of time before you could use that to avoid them.

If you have an ex you don’t want to run in to or a group of people you’d rather not see while out bar hoping, there’s a new app to help you out.

The free app is called ‘Cloak’ and it uses social media to help you avoid the aforementioned people. Sure, most social media sites are for keeping people connected or allowing others to troll their ‘frienemies.’ But this app helps to keep them away.

After downloading, you set up the names of the people you want to keep an eye out for. You will see bubbles on the map, which you can click for more info on who’s there and how long ago they checked in. If it’s been awhile, the image will appear faded to show that they might not be there anymore.

On the flip side of things, someone could use the app to purposely run in to certain people. In this case, it would actually help an internet troller. To prevent such a thing, make sure you have your personal information on lockdown and keep your location updates to a minimum.

The only downside is that the app only works with Foursquare and Instagram at the moment. The developers are working on adding Facebook but don’t expect Twitter to be apart anytime soon. According to the team, Twitter’s location information isn’t up to par with the others just yet.

Cloak is a available for free in the iTunes App Store.

Cloak App, iTunes
Cloak App, iTunes

 

[CNN]

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