New App Helps You Avoid People That You’d Rather Not See

Photo Courtesy: CNN

Photo Courtesy: CNN

(CNN)- Don’t want to run into your ex? Now, there’s an app to avoid that.

Cloak is a free iPhone app that helps you avoid running into the people you’d rather not see at all. The app pulls location information from Foursquare and Instagram, other social media apps.

Using that information, Cloak helps prevent those awkward encounters. Cloak’s tagline is “Incognito mode for real life.” You might say it’s an anti-social network.

Click on a bubble on the map, and you’ll see a person’s name, his or her location and about how long ago he or she checked in there. If it was a while ago, the image will appear faded, like a ghost.

Users can set up notifications for people that would like to avoid: exes, frenemies or maybe even coworkers. There’s even an option to avoid everyone in your social network.

To read the full CNN article, click here.

7 comments

  • Vern Roberts

    Hey WHNT news… it’s an iPhone…. Not an I-Phone… How can you expect anyone to take you seriously as a journalistic technology resource if you don’t spell the name of the product platform you’re reporting about correctly.

    • Heather Michelle Skipper

      I love grading term papers. Let me help you out.

      “Hey, WHNT news. It’s an iPhone, not an “I-Phone”. How can you expect anyone to take you seriously as a journalistic technology resource if you don’t spell the name of the product platform you’re reporting about correctly?”

      There ya go! All better now! You only really need to work on your attitude.

  • Jessica

    Hey Vern, You have one big run on sentence, and incorrect punctuation. How can you expect anyone to take you seriously?

  • Sue White

    I believe that chip has been recalled or better yet stolen and held for ransom by the computer. No one knows how to spell anymore or memorizes a phone number. If you loose your phone you have lost your brain. Perhaps it was reprogrammed with the planes computer?

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