Tickle is a concept app that requires strange gestures to save you from embarrassment.

Tickle is an app which uses the accelerometer in your smartphone to generate a fake phone call that you can use to get yourself out of an awkward situation. Using bizarre gestures such as a “petting the cat,” or the more straightforward “tickle,” you can even activate the app while it's in your pocket.

Created by designer Alex Cornell, it's only fair to tell you that the app is actually a fake, despite the fact many of us would love it to be real. Tickle's landing page is an extremely convincing one, which claims the app is currently in “private beta testing,” and also alludes to smart features such as the ability to predict awkward situations based on your location and who's around you.

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