In highly anticipated news, the Tinder-equivalent smartphone app made for dogs is live and ready to go. According to Austin (TX) 360, the new app BarkHappy launched today. So far, it is only available in the Austin area and does not yet have Android compatibility, although it is reportedly coming “soon.”
BarkHappy is designed to let owners match their dogs with other dogs that are compatible for play dates. Whatever that means. In addition, it provides interactive maps that feature different kinds of dog-friendly bars and restaurants.
Regarding the innovative app’s launch, the BarkHappy website clearly defines their purpose for the venture:
We believe dogs are happiest when they are out being social with their humans, meeting other dogs and people. We’re on a mission to build an active, engaged community of dogs, their owners, and dog friendly businesses through real life experiences!
Also featured on the website is a promotional video (that happens to include a distracting amount of Matt & Kim’s “Daylight”). In the video, some of the descriptions end leaving you wondering if this thing is for dogs, or if it’s just an attempt at having a socially acceptable mobile dating platform for people who are really passionate about their dogs. Let’s take a look, shall we?
“First, create a profile for your dog, including its like and dislikes — as well as your own profile!”
(And yes, the app requires that you include a picture of yourself.)
This thing may or may not be an undercover attempt at allowing dog lovers to have a niche go-to app for their swipe dating. If that is the case, then rock the fuck on. Men and women alike bring their dogs along to any crowded place to possess the most sure-thing of a casual conversation starter ever, so why not put that capability in the power of your phone-sized computer? I love it.
Just so long as nobody tries to make one for cats and their owners. In my mind, any two intimate people with a combined more than one feline is throwing the “crazy cat lady” label on themselves, regardless of gender. .
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