Here’s how to download MeowTalk, the app which aims to translate your cat’s meows into phrases. Let’s get it explained.
Cat owners have all been there…
“I’d love to know what she’s thinking,” or “if he could speak, I bet he’d be saying…”
Many have contemplated and humorously discussed the things that their cat may spout if they had the ability to speak.
On the other hand, we imagine “food”, “attention” and “I want to go outside” would be phrases and words echoing in your ear daily.
However, it’s not exactly like they’re suddenly going to start speaking anytime soon, so an app like MeowTalk appears to be the next best thing.
It allows owners to translate their cat’s meows into recognisable commands or needs, such as, yes, “feed me”.
Here’s how you can download it.
How to download MeowTalk: Cat translator app
- You can download the MeowTalk app through the Google, Apple and Android app stores. It’s free too!
However, the Apple store notes that it costs just $1.48 for full access to all that the app has to offer.
According to the app’s description, each cat has its own vocabulary, voicing distinct meows depending on what it is they want.
Using Machine Learning to interpret each individual cat’s meows, the MeowTalk app aims to tell you what they want and there are currently 13 phrases.
Simply download the app, create a profile for your cat and then get to work!
Down the line, the creators – it was developed by a former Amazon Alexa engineer – hope to translate the meows into human speech. Although, in the meantime, the meows are translated into text.
If you’re compelled to download MeowTalk on your iPhone or Apple device right away, it’s perhaps worth noting that it requires iOS 13.0 or later and takes up 24.8 MB.
Javier Sanchez on MeowTalk
Javier Sanchez – group technical program manager at app developer Akvelon – offered some thoughts on what makes MeowTalk special, as noted by the BBC:
“I think this is especially important now because, with all the social distancing that’s happening, you have people that are confined at home with … a significant other – this feline.”
He added that the app allows owners to “communicate with their cat, or at least understand their cat’s intent, and build a very important connection.”
Sold? We thought so.
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