Snapcat: Because cats like selfies too?
A new free Android photo-snapping app lets your feline friend take its own self-portraits.
"O brave new world, that has such felines in it!"
Does your cat feel that a lack of opposable thumbs is seriously hindering its ability to be beautiful on the Internet? Never fear; Snapcat is here!
The Android app is designed to let cats snap photos of themselves with their own paws. Following the principle of cats' fascination with laser pointers, it shows a dancing dot on your phone's screen. When your cat goes to bat at the dot, the touch of its paw fires off a picture from the front-facing camera.
It works, but its design leaves something to be desired. To look at the photos your cat has snapped, you have to press the volume button on your phone. From there, the only option is "share"; tapping that leads you to an editing page, where you can pretty up the photo using Aviary tools before sending it out to social networks.
It should be noted that there's no option to delete the photos, but force-quitting and restarting the app seems to get rid of them. It should also be noted that the photos do not appear anywhere in your phone's gallery.
Then, when you finally go to share it, the app takes you directly to the EyeEm social-network page, with no option to post elsewhere, even though the app's description claims that you can post images to both Facebook and Twitter.
We have to admit that we like the idea. Implementation, on the other hand, needs a lot of work. It's free, so by all means download it and give it a go. However, until the app can clean itself up a bit, we'll have to recommend just continuing taking pet pictures yourself.
As you were.
(Source: Crave Australia)