Apps that help users avoid their exes and other undesirable people are creating a buzz in the tech space.
Recently launched Cloak has garnered nearly a quarter of a million downloads and its rival, Split, has reportedly attracted $1 million in funding.
The new apps pull location data from a range of social networks – such as Instagram, Foursquare and Facebook – in order to map the location of individuals in a user's social network.
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It also lets users mark out individuals they would rather avoid and it will send an alert if they are close.
"You can avoid ex-girlfriends or co-workers if you're taking a sick day" Brian Moore, co-founder of Cloak told CNBC in a TV interview
Cloak launched about a week and a half ago and it has already garnered "somewhere in the realm of 240,000 downloads so far" Moore told CNBC.