Local apps company gives pets the royal treatment

Sep 09, 2012

Pet Royals by CAT Game Apps LLC of Belfast is a photo app that lets users dress their pets in everything from crowns to crown jewels. For those who prefer an Egyptian twist, there’s an upgrade to add accents from the land of the Pharaohs.

The app is easy to use while being incredibly versatile. Users simply take a photo of their pet’s face with their Apple device, choose the accessories they want to add to the photo and adjust the size and orientation of the accessories using their fingers. If their royal pet has something to say, adding a text bubble is simple. There’s also a drawing tool to draw on some eyeliner or other accent.

When the image is complete, owners have several options like saving it to their camera roll, emailing it to a friend, sharing it on Facebook or Instagram or posting it as a meme to Pinterest. Users can also upload the photo to Shutterfly to make gifts, cards, invitations or a royal calendar.

Tim Wilson, owner and developer of Pet Royals, says, “Our goal is to help pet lovers have fun with their pets without bothering the animal. We are also hopeful that shelters will use the app to make fun pictures for ads so that shelter animals get more attention.”

Tim and his wife Amy have adopted several animals from the Humane Society of Knox County. They will be at the Whisker Walk in Harbor Park in Rockland on Saturday, Sept. 15, using Pet Royals to raise money for the shelter. “We look forward to taking pet photos and giving them the royal treatment for donations” says Tim.

The basic version of Pet Royals is free and is currently available on iPhone and iPad.

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