Cloak social networking app wants to help you avoid your ‘friends’ – The Guardian

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The Guardian Cloak social networking app wants to help you avoid your ‘friends’ The Guardian Initially, it uses data from Foursquare and Instagram to pinpoint the location of your contacts based on their latest check-ins and photographs, plotting…

Luigi Cappel‘s insight:

I had to share this one with you. You’ve built up a social network and encouraged people to know where you are so that you can also network face to face, but sometimes you don’t want to be social.

Instead of finding your friends in town on a Friday night, you want to avoid them and have some private time. Here’s an app that lets you see where your ‘friends’ are, so that you can be somewhere else.

Maybe they could add gamification. You could get points for getting close to but avoiding your friends. You could keep checking in and frustrate and infuriate your ‘friends’ who want to buy you a drink, or have you buy them one, by always being one step ahead or away from them.

I could have had fun with this when I was in my teens, but for now I’ll just have fun knowing someone went to the trouble of building the app. Would you use it?

About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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