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TextaPet app review: a social-networking app

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Introduction

If you're the kind of person who has set up a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account for your pet dog, cat, or other animal, or you find yourself posting more photos of your cutie pies than you do of yourself, then TextaPet might just be the perfect app to get on your iPhone or iPad.

What we have here is a free app that makes a fantastic addition to the Photo & Video section of the app store, which acts as a social media platform for your little buddy or kitty. Let's take a look at exactly how that works!

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Sign Up Within Seconds

The developers of TextaPet have read the users' minds and come up with the tagline: “Your best friend deserves an app of their own.” The functions and features certainly reflect this sentiment as users are able to perform a number of actions related to acquiring, showing off, and appreciating other people's pets.

The first requirement for using this social networking app is to sign up for an account. This takes no more than a couple of minutes, and you're asked your own details rather than your pet's. You can, however, enter your pet's name if you've got one and that will open up another form where you can enter your pet details and select a username before submitting your form.

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Find shelters near you
Find shelters near you

Functions & Features

We all love to share photos of our pets being both silly and cute, often at the same time. This app will enable you to upload your photos and view photos of others' pets and their sweet moments in the form of a news feed. Just like Twitter or Instagram, you will get fans and followers and you can even include hashtags if you so please.

The news feed format allows users to follow and even use the “Sniff” option where you can search for specific profiles or search by tags. You can even “Paw,” or Like, photos, and comment on them.

If you don't have a pet but are looking to acquire one, then you will like the Shelters Nearby option, where you can follow local pet shelters and have a look at the new animals that are up for adoption. You'll be able to see photos and contact the shelter if you are interested in giving one of them a forever home.

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Find and Follow pets
Find and Follow pets

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Quick and painless sign-up process
  • Follow and unfollow other users with a single tap
  • Connect with other pet lovers
  • “Paw” and comment on photos you love
  • Find your new best friend using the Shelters Nearby option

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Pet feed
Pet feed

Final Words

TextaPet is the kind of app that will make you want to keep a pet if you don't already have one, and enjoy sweet moments that our furry friends display from time to time. If you love pets, then you should definitely grab this app on your iPhone or iPad!

 

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.