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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
By wp8app (Sep 8, 2013)

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

0 upvotes
vetsmelter
By vetsmelter (Jun 17, 2013)

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
By Karl Summers (Jun 15, 2013)

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

3 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (Jun 15, 2013)

Good bye unscratched screen...

0 upvotes
Delacosta
By Delacosta (Jun 14, 2013)

Oh, this is the cat's whiskers!

1 upvote
kkardster
By kkardster (Jun 14, 2013)

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.
By Mark B. (Jun 14, 2013)

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
By JWest (Jun 14, 2013)

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
By Nishi Drew (Jun 14, 2013)

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

1 upvote
berni29
By berni29 (Jun 14, 2013)

Hi

I think this is a fun idea actually.

0 upvotes
BruceBorowski
By BruceBorowski (Jun 14, 2013)

really must be a bunch of gullible consumers out there

1 upvote
John Koch
By John Koch (Jun 14, 2013)

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

Tweetie: "Siwwy puddycat."

1 upvote
Anepo
By Anepo (Jun 14, 2013)

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

0 upvotes
Johnsonj
By Johnsonj (Jun 14, 2013)

What a cute idea! I'll have 2.

0 upvotes
knize10
By knize10 (Jun 14, 2013)

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

2 upvotes
guamy
By guamy (Jun 14, 2013)

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

0 upvotes
Dundo Maroje
By Dundo Maroje (Jun 14, 2013)

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

4 upvotes
DenZ
By DenZ (Jun 14, 2013)

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

0 upvotes
Anepo
By Anepo (Jun 18, 2013)

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

0 upvotes
MarioV
By MarioV (Jun 13, 2013)

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
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (Jun 13, 2013)

It's official: idiocy has taken over.

5 upvotes
Anepo
By Anepo (Jun 18, 2013)

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

0 upvotes
Flying Snail
By Flying Snail (Jun 13, 2013)

omg wtf

1 upvote
Josh152
By Josh152 (Jun 13, 2013)

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

4 upvotes
Anepo
By Anepo (Jun 14, 2013)

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

4 upvotes
onlooker
By onlooker (Jun 13, 2013)

This could be the next petrock. :facepalm:

4 upvotes
Anepo
By Anepo (Jun 18, 2013)

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

0 upvotes
tman1991
By tman1991 (Jun 13, 2013)

really?

2 upvotes
Total comments: 28
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