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Cloak 'Anti-Social' Networking App Lets You Avoid Meeting People
This is certainly the age of networking with big names such as Twitter and Facebook currently connecting the world, where keeping in touch with your near ones isn't really the toughest ordeal in the world. However, there are still a few who enjoy a bit of solitude and likes to keep in touch with only those who matter. And if you also belong to the same group of people, here's a new app that might catch your attention.
Meet Cloak - the world's first 'anti-social' networking app that makes use of social check-ins and other geo-location information in order to help you avoid people and others whom you would rather pass up on. So basically there's now a way by which you can utilize to keep away from unwanted real-life meetings.
The new app, currently only available for iOS, warns you about whereabouts and locations of people on your Instagram and Foursquare so that you can easily avoid running into them.
As of now, the app lets users connect with their Foursquare or Instagram accounts, with more social networks including Facebook and Twitter looking set to be integrated soon to the app, says the company.
But while all that sounds interesting, especially for the ones who look to maintain some sort of privacy surrounding their lives, how exactly does the feature work out?
"After downloading Cloak for the first time, you can connect it with Foursquare and Instagram (with more networks to come soon). Cloak then plots where your Foursquare and Instagram contacts are, according to their most recent check-ins," The Washington Post states.
"You can casually check the map, or - for exes, chatty neighbors and other undesirables - "flag" them to receive an alert when they pass within a preset radius."
The app is the brainchild of programmer Brian Moore and former Buzzfeed creative director Chris Baker. Information is yet to arrive regarding the app's availability for Android-based devices.