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Installed!

Now I just need to find some unsuspecting dog or cat to try it out on.
posted by mollywas at 11:49 PM on March 31, 2010


Do we really need to post every april fools page out there?
posted by delmoi at 11:59 PM on March 31, 2010 [4 favorites]


Can't be found in the Android market on my (Android 1.5) HTC Hero. Ah well, it probably wouldn't have done guinea pigs anyway. That would be ridiculous!
posted by chorltonmeateater at 12:00 AM on April 1, 2010


Weird. If I make animal noises into it, it returns totally reasonable sentences. I hadn't realized I spoke kittyish or dogese. I mean, I do warble and bark at my animals, but I always assumed that I was speaking gibberish.

Also, I had no idea that my dog could quote Wittgenstein with a single-syllable "wuff". Very concise language, dogese.
posted by Netzapper at 12:04 AM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thought their YouTube prank was better. So believable.
posted by Rhaomi at 12:11 AM on April 1, 2010


(Although this totally makes up for it)
posted by Rhaomi at 12:12 AM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Finally we can settle the question of consent!
posted by XMLicious at 12:15 AM on April 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


I Topeka'd and there doesn't seem to be an iPhone/iPad version this yet.
posted by birdherder at 12:17 AM on April 1, 2010 [4 favorites]


Do we really need to post every april fools page out there?

Yes. It's one day out of the year. It's entertaining. It's not a big deal.
posted by spiderskull at 12:21 AM on April 1, 2010 [6 favorites]


HAPPY SHITTY INTERNET DAY!
posted by basicchannel at 12:47 AM on April 1, 2010 [9 favorites]


I meow'd into my phone, and the translation was: "When I stare into space and look a little confused, I'm actually trying to figure out the meaning of life. Please don't interrupt next time!" How cute.
posted by joydivasian at 12:57 AM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


To be fair, this is adorable. :(
posted by basicchannel at 1:08 AM on April 1, 2010


When my husband barked at it, the translation was: "Please don't put me on a skateboard."

I'm in favor.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 1:14 AM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


There is a cat mewing up a storm outside my apartment. Ever utilitarian, the app gave me the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-L6rEm0rnY
posted by hellojed at 1:18 AM on April 1, 2010


"Meow" = "I think it is time for a nap, lap please."
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:36 AM on April 1, 2010


Chorltonmeateater, did you try getting to it from the QR code?
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:37 AM on April 1, 2010


Chorltonmeateater, did you try getting to it from the QR code?

I did, yes: nothing found.
posted by chorltonmeateater at 1:40 AM on April 1, 2010


Oh, I wonder if they restrict 1.5 from seeing incompatible apps?
posted by BrotherCaine at 2:17 AM on April 1, 2010


April fool
May cat speeks only german with a bavarian slang
posted by Martinius at 2:27 AM on April 1, 2010


Whistle drum mew, (squawk) bleet! Crow, oink moo drone buzz. Chant grunt snort purr whinny. Bray, caw honk low, warble?
wait for it...
Cluck croak!

Oh man, that joke just gets funnier everytime I hear it.
posted by hypersloth at 2:29 AM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, that's how the Android market does it. You don't see any notifications that the app is incompatible with your version or unavailable in your region, you just can't find it, even with the proper link given by the QR code.
posted by chorltonmeateater at 2:30 AM on April 1, 2010


What do I need this for? When my cat goes "meow" it means "feed me". When my cat goes "MEEIIOWW!!" it means "feed me" and when my cat goes "meowmeowmeow" it means "feed me".
posted by salmacis at 2:59 AM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


This means you should feed your cat already.
posted by hypersloth at 3:04 AM on April 1, 2010


I was excited—for a moment...
posted by Houyhnhnm at 4:22 AM on April 1, 2010


"This leash demeans us both."
posted by griphus at 4:26 AM on April 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


When my cat goes meow meow it means it has a drugs problem.
posted by Infinite Jest at 4:30 AM on April 1, 2010


Things I am unprepared to know about The Dude and The Little One...
posted by ohyouknow at 4:59 AM on April 1, 2010


Oh! A Ball! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! A Ball! Yes, I do want it! I so ever do want the ball! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! I will go get it and then bring it back!
posted by anthill at 5:58 AM on April 1, 2010


Anyone else disappointed that the donkey's speech wasn't translated as "Please help me! He's been visiting the barn at nigh..." and then the farmer smacks it out of the guy's hand?
posted by orme at 6:59 AM on April 1, 2010


A friend of ours says she can read dogs' minds.

I know for a fact our older border collie is telling her "get the fuck out of my head you freak".
posted by stormpooper at 7:17 AM on April 1, 2010


Rhaomi: "I thought their YouTube prank was better. So believable."

Is that a prank? Too bad. I thought it was much better.
posted by Plutor at 7:45 AM on April 1, 2010


I really hope this isn't a prank, my dog has been trying to communicate something to me for months now. There is a real sense of urgency too, as he grabs my leg and furiously humps it, I can see a look in his eyes that says "Don't you understand?"

And I really don't.

Hopefully this new app will finally allow us to bridge that communicative gap and I can find out what he has been trying so futilely (and energetically) to tell me.
posted by quin at 7:53 AM on April 1, 2010


There is a real sense of urgency too, as he grabs my leg and furiously humps it

If I'm not mistaken your dog is quoting old Prince songs.
posted by aught at 8:11 AM on April 1, 2010


I tried this with my fish, and now I need a new phone.
posted by dirigibleman at 10:35 AM on April 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


I am pretty sure the writers for Up had this app, or at least the version for dogs.
posted by bearwife at 1:27 PM on April 1, 2010


P.S. And of course I downloaded it. I barked into my speaker (so fun!) and it told me I said that the stick thing was getting old.

Happy AFD, everyone.
posted by bearwife at 1:32 PM on April 1, 2010


Bark.
Don't Bark.
Bark.
Don't Bark.

Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot.
posted by SPrintF at 2:07 PM on April 1, 2010


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