The market is flooded with applications presenting opportunities to meet new people. Some of the apps and programs almost force you to use your Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+ information to sign in or sign up for new services. Our online social lives and communities have expanded to an almost unmanageable level. Unfortunately, being online and available has become such a necessity that we can’t just “unplug” sometimes.
The creators of the Cloak app understand you can’t always “unplug,” but, you can avoid face-to-face confrontations with people who are no longer in your circle of friends, ex-significant others, and current or past business associates. Cloak currently is only compatible with Foursquare and Instagram, but will be expanding to other programs soon. It takes the users’ information from these apps to plot their location and the location of their contacts. You can then mark the contacts you do not want to encounter. The app alerts you when you are within a certain radius of them so a decision can be made to whether to avoid them. Hopefully, there are not too many “avoidable” people or there will not be too many places you can go!