Anyone who has spent any appreciable amount of time on the Internet already knows that cats own the Web, having slowly achieved their digital domination via insidious pictures of cuteness and videos of rodent-destroying chivalry. Perhaps it is this feline saturation that prompted the creation of Snapcat, a Snapchat derivative designed specifically for cat self-shots.
What’s more, the app is designed so that the cats take the pictures themselves, making them true “selfies”. This is achieved by having one of four user-selectable items move across the screen, which (theoretically) prods the cat into trying to grab it, which then triggers the shutter and snaps their picture. There are four different items the user can select from, including a ball of yarn, a chicken, a mouse, and a cat. Of course, some of us have cats that refuse to fall for it and stare at us like this, taking the fun out of it and getting angry when we touch their paw to the display.
The cat doesn’t have to touch the actual object bouncing around – any touch on the screen triggers the camera, which takes a photograph behind the scenes. If the cat touches the screen multiple times, you end up with multiple images to choose from. You can pull up the images by pressing one of the volume buttons, which reveals a gallery.
Once an image is taken, you can select the one you (or your cat, if he is opinionated) wants to share by tapping “Share.” This takes you to a photo editor, where you can apply all sorts of trimmings to the image: stickers, filter effects, frames, enhancements, as well as cropping if the cat wasn’t positioned in a convenient way.
Once you’re done, you tap “Done” and are taken to the Eye Em website, where you’ll need to create an account or sign in with Facebook. Images that are shared with the feline world are there forever, unlike Snapchat where they are supposed to disappear forever. The app is only available for Android. Is it silly? Yes. Is it fun? That depends on your cat’s mood and whether he still has his claws.
SOURCE: Digital Trends