Innovation@App Makers: Find Your Doppelgänger App

Today I was reading an article in the Daily Mail about two women who became best friends all because of their near identical looks and their one in a million chance encounter. Reading that article gave me the idea for an app that would match strangers with their undiscovered doppelgänger, where ever that person may reside.

Now this idea isn’t exactly new nor is it original; but it also doesn’t exactly exist.

Doing research for this article I found a plethora of links promoting a dubious and suspicious Facebook app that purports to find your celebrity doppelgänger. I also found a few articles referencing another doppelgänger app that was created for the purpose of marketing Coke Zero. It’s unclear if the Coke Zero app was ever actually functional but in theory it would analyze a database of people’s images to find look-a-likes. This Coke Zero doppelgänger app does not appear to be available any longer.

I think people would be interested in locating strangers that looked similar to themselves. I believe people are curious to see who out there shares their appearance and where they live.