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Teach your cat to take selfies with Snapcat

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Cats will bat at the simulated laser-pointer dot to activate the camera.
As the cat taps the screen, the phone will take their photo.

Inside every cat is a diva waiting to get out. Let your furry friend channel its inner (and outer) vanity with Snapcat for Android.

Start by making sure that Fluffy is ready for his close up. Next, open Snapcat to reveal a bright red dot darting around a black screen. As the cat bats at the dot, your phone's front-facing camera will snap photos of its fuzzy model. 

When the photo shoot is over, humans can use their opposable thumbs to hit the volume button and access the edit and share screen. After consulting with your model, you can use Aviary editing tools to enhance the natural beauty of you subject with a variety of filters, adjustments and stickers.

Once your photo is purrfect (sorry, I couldn't resist), you can only export it to your EyeEm account. The photos you select for upload will get a little Nyan Cat icon before making their way out of Snapcat.

Snapcat is the brilliant result of a 24-hour coding spree during EyeEm's Photo Hack Day 3 in Berlin earlier this month. Winning honorable mention, Snapcat was beaten out by developers who put on an ambient light shows with images, created photo filters from things like bottle caps and made an app that harnesses GPS, Google Maps, Foursquare and EyeEm to find the exact place where a photo was taken. 

Using the slogan "photos of cats, by cats," Snapcat is surely to soar to the top of the charts for the sought after nine-lives-or-more market segment. Sorry, iOS and Windows Phone 8 users. Snapcat is currently only available (for free) in the Google Play Store.

Comments

Total comments: 28
wp8app

There is new WP8 SnapCat app. Check it here: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=7a1a6000-4956-4030-8862-831d3633d8b9

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vetsmelter

Cat, dog, monkey.. they all have to start their career somewhere. I always believed we could train them do do the generic marriage photography.
Besides that, good to see another way to put to use a 3 year old and dated Android.

main user -> partner -> kid -> pet -> export to 3rd world country and/or recycle.

1 upvote
Karl Summers

I can't believe my cat got published before I did.

3 upvotes
peevee1

Good bye unscratched screen...

0 upvotes
Delacosta

Oh, this is the cat's whiskers!

1 upvote
kkardster

Great - now my cat can take better pictures than I can. If I had a cat. Good thing they only wasted 24 hours developing it.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
1 upvote
Mark B.

That's it, I'm switching to Android. This is the app I've been waiting for and the only reason I got a smartphone.

4 upvotes
JWest

Surely iOS users can't still claim their store has a superior selection, now they're missing out on such an essential app as this?

3 upvotes
Nishi Drew

It has become clear that there are cats that take better photos than some humans though

1 upvote
berni29

Hi

I think this is a fun idea actually.

0 upvotes
BruceBorowski

really must be a bunch of gullible consumers out there

1 upvote
John Koch

Sylvester: "Why didn't anyone ph...think of this phth...sooner?

Tweetie: "Siwwy puddycat."

1 upvote
Anepo

A Fun idea implemented in a TERRIBLE way! To bad.

0 upvotes
Johnsonj

What a cute idea! I'll have 2.

0 upvotes
knize10

Boring junk again ? Time fos human newborns to be grafted with a cell phone instead of a hand.

2 upvotes
guamy

At least a good exercise for your kitty and temporary remote control for your phone.

0 upvotes
Dundo Maroje

I approve. More of this means less duckfaces...

4 upvotes
DenZ

Well, a lesser proportion of duckfaces... if only there were an app that automatically fixed duckfaces.

0 upvotes
Anepo

Will we now get kitty duckfaces? OH GOD the horrors!

0 upvotes
MarioV

Its not for me either, but I can see its just some light hearted fun.
I guess its easier to be negative.

0 upvotes
ManuelVilardeMacedo

It's official: idiocy has taken over.

5 upvotes
Anepo

It took over as soon as the first iphone was purchased.

0 upvotes
Flying Snail
1 upvote
Josh152

Yeah because even MORE low quality cat photos is what we really need on the interwebs.

4 upvotes
Anepo

What do you suggest? Dog photos? Now thats just crazy talk ;3

4 upvotes
onlooker

This could be the next petrock. :facepalm:

4 upvotes
Anepo

But unlike the petrock this one moves and takes pictures, lets see the petrock top that :p

0 upvotes
tman1991
2 upvotes
Total comments: 28
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