Posted: Feb 10, 2010 9:00 AM by Elaine Sheridan
Updated: Feb 10, 2010 9:00 AM
Everyone seems to be on Twitter, so why shouldn't your dog be on as well? That will soon happen thanks to an iPhone application that will "translate" dog barks into English and tweet them out to the world.
Mobile content provider , Japan's Index Corporation says it will the launch the "Bowlingual" dog emotion translator app this summer. The translating device analyzes a dog's bark and classifies it into one of six emotions: sad, frustrated, needy, happy, self-expressive, and on guard. It then "translates" this into one of several set phrases to go along with each emotion,adds a picture of your dog, and then sends out a personal tweet on "Fido's" own Twitter account.
The company is planning to charge $4.99 for the app.
But this isn't the first ap designed for pet owners, another popular iPhone dog app was unleashed last summer. The "Eukanuba" application provides dog owners with instant access to dog parks.