Have you seen the new app called “BarkCam?”
Now here is an example of technology at its finest. BarkCam is an iPhone app that, according to a story in the LA Times, “helps people take pictures of mischievous dogs who’d rather frolic around than pose for a picture.”
The Times story goes on to say, “Before the photo is snapped, the app emits one of several sounds that should get a dog’s ears to perk up and pay attention in the right direction. Meows and squeaky toy sounds are other options.”
This sounds great! Max is a master at turning his head just as a photo is snapped. He delights in being photogenic until the moment of truth when he suddenly has to look away, lick his butt or start scratching his ear.
Perhaps they have a sound of a can of dog food being opened, a cookie treat being snapped into pieces or a burger sizzling on the grill, all of which are sounds that would attract the Malt’s attention.
Their website is funny. It has testimonials like the ones shown below:
There are also dog photos to which you can attach mustaches, glasses, a pipe and other accessories. Who says we waste time on the internet? It’s not all cat pictures and porn, dontcha know?
The website admits a fondness for “self-defecating humor” that you do not need to take on walkies. For example, they have a blog section with stories like: “Everything You Need To Know About the Beyonce & Jay-Z Rumors as Told By Puppies” accompanied with completely unrelated videos that ask questions like “Should Shar-Peis Consider Botox?”
Full disclosure: I don’t get squat from these guys but if their business zooms because of this post I’m willing to negotiate. I can make up some ads for the condo elevators.