Tickle, An App to Help Rescue People From Awkward Social Situations by Generating Fake Phone Calls

Tickle, from co-founders Alex Cornell and Phil Mills, is an app that generates a fake phone call on request with the stated purpose of getting users out of awkward situations. Users need only to touch or move their phone in what the developers call “an awkward manner” and the phone’s accelerometer recognizes this and initiates the fake call.

Tickle is currently in private beta on iOS. Interested users can join the waiting list on the app’s website.

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