I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been in the same area as a friend and we’ve been so close to bumping into each other. It would’ve been great to grab a coffee but neither of us knew the other was around. That’s why Yoke – available to download on the App Store – is an exciting app.

Once you’ve invited your friends or imported them from Facebook and your phone contacts, Yoke will let you know when somebody is in the area. Whether it’s a family member you haven’t seen in a while, a friend from another city or a family member, you’ll be able to connect with them and arrange to hang out using the in-app messenger.

If you don’t want to be bothered by anybody you can adjust the settings so you don’t appear on anybody’s app, allowing you to go about your business undisturbed. If you are visible, Yoke never shares your exact location to keep an element of privacy and security. As much as I love the concept of Yoke for spontaneously hanging out with friends, it’s also a great tool for when you want to avoid people. Some days we just can’t deal with people – you know what I’m talking about!

So whether you’re using Yoke to hang with friends or avoid people, it’s a super useful app that’ll integrate seamlessly with your day to day life. Time to take the ‘chance’ out of chance meetings – download today on the App Store!