Ah, humans. We have a love/hate relationship with them. Sometimes we love nothing more than schmoozing with the locals, and then other times all we want to do is get the fuck away from human interaction and run home for solo Netflix and chill.
Luckily, there’s now an app to help us locate quieter areas in the local vicinity, perfect for when we want to socialise with friends without having to shout over the collective drone of half of London.
Avoid Humans uses both Foursquare and Instagram check-ins to find pockets of your nearby area with the least amount of people possible. A three-tier colour-coded system breaks the locations down into easily comprehensible categories, from ‘Welcome Agoraphobics’ to the foreboding ‘Run!’, while you can select from restaurants, bars and coffee shops.
We’re not completely sold on the idea yet, as it’s currently telling us that lunchtime in the heart of London is pretty much a post-apocalyptic scene. But hey, we’ll keep working at it.