How does the new Cloak app work? It’s very simple. By gathering the geographic info provided by the Instagram and Foursquare accounts of your friends and determining if anyone is anywhere near you. The pictures of the people who are in your area are displayed on a map that is relative to where you’re located. If there are people you definitely want to avoid, just tap on their photo and “flag” them so that they won’t see where you are.
The creator of the new Cloak app is Chris Baker, the guy who developed a system that replaces baby photos with cat photos on Facebook.
New Cloak App Other Features
You can adjust the distance so that you won’t risk bumping into that annoying work colleague because you were alerted 10 seconds before you met him. So basically there is an option of distances between half a mile and 2 miles so that the alarm will set off as soon as the person you’re trying to avoid enters your area.
The Cloak app is really helpful if the individuals you don’t want to bump into check in often and their info is linked to social media source like Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
So if you’re the antisocial kind of social person, you need to try the Cloak app.