Activating a fake call to get out of socially awkward situations isn't a fresh concept. Simple enough, that you’d think someone’s already developed it.
What's fresh in Tickle is how you trigger that my-dog-just-died-and-I-gotta-go "emergency" call. Just move your fingers, make subtle gestures on your iPhone, and the app will “call” to get you out of weird social situations.
Weird, stupid, yet strangely reasonable at the same time? Yes, and it also sounds ridiculous enough to be a spoof. We’re calling it out because some of the activation gestures such as rubbing or tickling won’t activate the phone's accelerometer.
But if it turns out to be real, it'll save you from awkward first dates forever.