The 20 Day Stranger App Allows Users to Live Life as Someone Else

By: Olivia Singh - May 27, 2014
References: vimeo & kiss925
The 20 Day Stranger app is a new innovation wherein one can live as someone else for a period of 20 days. What's more, 20 Day Stranger says this is completely anonymous as they work by pairing two people who can maintain their identities.

20 Day Stranger allows users to live in someone else's shoes to an extent that they can see how they go about in their daily lives.

The 20 Day Stranger app tracks the user's and the strangers (who he/she is paired with) respective paths, using related photos from apps like Foursquare and Google Maps. This tracking is done while the respective individuals are on the move.

For instance, if the user stops at a coffee shop, 20 Day Stranger will find a snapshot of that place and send it to the distant partner. 20 Day Stranger does not name specific locations and neither of the individuals have to do anything actively. The anonymity is thus maintained allowing the partners to slowly get impressions of each others' lives.

The 20 Day Stranger’s website explains, "20 Day Stranger is an iPhone app that reveals intimate, shared connections between two anonymous individuals. It’s a mobile experience that exchanges one person’s experience of the world with another’s, while preserving anonymity on both sides."