An App for Escaping Awkward Situations
I thought of a very important mobile app. It’s called Tickle and it helps you escape awkward situations. Using your phone’s accelerometer, Tickle can sense awkward gestures, and in turn, generate a phantom phone call to allow you to gracefully excuse yourself from whatever awkward situation you’re in. A video demo is above.
This app is important because people still insist on having large birthday dinners. Ex-girlfriends often go grocery shopping at the same time as you. And overly talkative commuters always ride that bus you take to work. These and other situations necessitate a mobile tool to save the day.
Tickle is part of a new generation of apps that has no UI. The app does one thing and it does it well: it calls you when you touch your phone in an awkward way. It’s...