I get out of awkward situations by acting like a grown-ass man. I make them not awkward.
If you are looking for pointers, Jessica Hische has a great blog post on acting like a grownup: http://jessicahische.is/helpingyoubelesscreepy
I'm all for this app. The more people make cruddy impressions with fake phonecall apps, the more my mediocre social skills shine.
Hah! Survival of the fittest. You've changed my mind.
This is brilliant!! Is this just a concept, or could this feasibly work? I'm surprised that Apple allows a universal touch gesture that would work while your phone is asleep!
Considering there's no input on the back of the device, it's pretty clear this is just a joke. Apple doesn't allow gestures on the lock screen, nor unique gestures assigned to certain apps.
There's something similar in http://knocktounlock.com which works relatively well.
Basically the idea is that if you have a valid reason to run your app in the background (by Apple's standards), you can keep monitoring the accelerometer input. For Knock, they do this by persisting that low-power Bluetooth connection. Not sure what it would be for this app, but there's certainly loopholes to enable this kind of behavior.
Actually interpreting that accelerometer data to check if the right gesture was triggered is sure to be a challenge, but I'm sure someone can figure that part out as well.
Watch the video again. He clearly said "accelerometer". In other words, the app is dependent by the iPhone's movement not touch.
This is genius.
Am I the only one that noticed the gestures were all things that creeps do?