Miranda July's Somebody App Lets a Stranger Deliver Bad News for You

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 29, 2014
References: somebodyapp & itunes.apple
Sometimes there's just not a good way to deliver bad news, which is what makes Miranda July's 'Somebody' app great if you're too chicken to act as the bearer of bad news. With Somebody app, if you're looking to break up with your significant other, you can have a complete stranger serve as a stand-in for you, and deliver the heartbreaking message on your behalf.

Stand-in people are able to add actions to their messages to indicate things like a hug, a cry or a kiss. Although this app would be ideal for delivering bad news, or mending awkward situations, it could also be used for good, such as handing over the app so that a stranger can confess your love for someone for you.