Human-recommendation app Peeple has gone live, six months after vanishing from the app store after a privacy outcry.
The app has been relaunched in North America after a period of beta testing.
Dubbed the “Yelp for people”, the app was met with massive criticism and outrage when the concept was introduced in October 2015.
Now, a slightly different version of the app is available for download from Apple’s App store.
The app caused uproar when the idea was unveiled last year because people could be added and rated without their consent.
Now only members who have signed up will be visible on the site.
The idea of a “five star rating system” for individuals has also been dropped. This will take the form of “recommendations” instead.
Improved security and privacy means only people who sign up for the app can be written about and will get to choose what recommendations display on their profiles.
However, in April a premium service called The Truth License will enable those who choose the upgrade to see everything that has been said about other members, whether they have chosen to share those comments or not.