I am undecided whether this app freaks me out, or if it’s a cute idea. Watching the promotion video, I kept thinking: what is different from what I can do with other communication apps? Why not just use SMS, Whatsapp, Skype?

Aside of some small neat features built into Couple, like live sketching, I didn’t see the advantage for a couple. Of course it is privacy—only the couple can see their actions. But who lives in such an isolated world? Don’t you want to involve friends in your conversations, even if what you have is really special?

The app seems to promote dependency, always knowing where the other partner is and what they are doing. That appears a bit unhealthy to me, but it’s up to you to decide for yourself.

(Photo: Scene from the promotion video for “Couple”)