Good news for all you Facebook stalkers out there! If you spend your days continuously checking to see if your crush or ex has finally changed his or her relationship status to “single,” a new service called “Breakup Notifier” is about to make your life much easier. Breakup Notifier “lets you log in, check off the friends you’re interested in, and then emails you once they’re no longer taken.” Easy-peasy. Program developer Dan Loewenherz explained the inspiration for his app to the Huffington Post:
I got the idea on Friday night when my fiancee and her mom were talking about a guy to set up with my fiancee’s sister. Unfortunately, said guy was taken…so I asked them if they would want to get notified when he broke up. It was kind of a joke actually, but they loved it, and so on Saturday I spent about 4 hours building it out. I didn’t really tell anyone until yesterday. I hope that people use it for good and not evil–it’s merely practical. If you’re going to check someone’s profile every day, you might as well get rid of the tedium and have the changes get delivered right to your inbox instead.
Now, if ol’ Dan Loewenherz is really smart, he’ll develop an app that will send email followups to the new singletons from their stalkers that say: “Sorry to hear about your recent breakup. I’m here if you need to have your way with me talk!” [via Huffington Post]