Snapcat, the photo app for cats, gets worldwide acclaim
In early June, Berlin based Instagram competitor EyeEm held its annual photo-hack day, where teams of developers spend 24 hours coming up with photo app ideas.
The winner was an app that shows you the exact place a photo was taken so you can try and replicate it yourself.
Receiving an honourable mention though was Snapcat, an (Android) app that allows your cat to take selfies.
At the time, Digital Photography Review said that it would “surely soar to the top of the charts" and they were right.
Over the past week, Snapcat has received coverage in Mail Online (the world’s biggest English language online newspaper), The Independent, BBC Online and CNET, to name a few.
Essentially the app works by showing your cat a red dot and encouraging it to ‘touch’ the screen. A cat selfie then appears, it can be filtered through apps from Aviary before being shared to EyeEm, Twitter and Facebook.
Apparently it works well with toddlers too, and on the Snapchat album on EyeEm I can see a few kid pictures that have made their way in.
Currently, Snapcat is no 38 in the UK among Android photo apps, beating EyeEm itself, which is at no.58.
(Disclosure, I’m an EyeEm ambassador, but run this blog to showcase all photo and video networks and continue to use Instagram et al)