iPad is so easy, even your cat can play!

Ever since the first generation iPad was released, the rallying cry has been that it’s so easy, even your kid can use it. While it’s true that the tablet experience is easy to use, is a child really the best test we can come up with for usability? Purina didn’t think so and since there were no cavemen around to test the iPad, the company created three different games under their Friskies brand that your cat can play with instead! The games use HTML5 and work on both the iPad as well as Android tablets.

All three of the games are essentially the same, consisting of shapes floating around the screen. The first, Cat Fishing, displays a fish shape on the screen of the iPad. The cat watches and takes swipes at the virtual fish as they swim around the screen and even dive under water. Wherever the cat’s paw lands causes ripples to form in the simulated water. The other two games, Tasty Treasure Hunt and Party Mix-Up, consist of Friskies treats floating around the screen. In the former, the treats magically disappear into a swirl when your cat successfully paws at the image while in the latter the treats multiply with each touch of the paw.

While some may be concerned about scratching the glass of their tablet, the site says that the company has had no issues with claws on the bare glass. They do warn that add-on plastic film protectors could be damaged but make no mention of whether they will pay to replace a damaged tablet.

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I still don't understand why people ramble about news they are not interested in. Just stop clicking on the title or even make a comment. It's not easy running a site where everybody can be happy

I think only the people are overly obsessed with there cats would purchase this app. And the chances of the screen getting scratched are too big.

Benny hill theme song AKA Yakety Sax would have totally made the video better, with a little speeding up. That is all I can think of watching it. Silly cats.

DConnell said,
Hmm. $600+ for an iPad to entertain my cat, or $3 for a laser pointer . . . what to do?

or $1 for a foxtail.

And, is that true that cats love the sound of the can opener?.

No thanks I'm happy with my iPad but I will probably pick a android tablet up sooner or later cause the misses is always nicking this and will need another

The Stark said,
Dogs > cats

if dog is cat then
"you can compare"
else
"you cannot compare"
end

Therefor they really cannot be compared.

The Stark said,
Dogs > cats

So cats have longer memory than dogs, have better problem solving skills than dogs, clean themselves, what does a dog do? chew sh*t up, slobber on everything, and needs to be let outside to go to the bathroom or it craps in the corner...Cats are definitely > Dogs.

LiGhTfast said,
Looks cool don't think I'd risk my iPad though.

As for the haters, get a iPad and watch your laptop collect dust.

As for apple fans, get a real tablet and watch your iPad tablet fade away.

LiGhTfast said,
Looks cool don't think I'd risk my iPad though.

As for the haters, get a iPad and watch your laptop collect dust.


you'll need your laptop to sync , download files , upload files , upgrade
Really get a n Android tablet now you'll be able to drop your laptop.
If you get tired on a small screen HDMI port is there no adapters required

LiGhTfast said,
Looks cool don't think I'd risk my iPad though.

As for the haters, get a iPad and watch your laptop collect dust.


So smart guy, how do you get the contents synced to your spiffy ipad then?

I second BunBunCake, please delete this article.

Cats don't need any stupid Ipad_app to get real entertainment !
People seem to have a cat's brain by purchasing an Ipad, lol

No offense

techbeck said,
Appeals to the crazy old lady market...

Appeals to the people who are very easily amused by these sort of apps.

xendrome said,
My comment would be, iPad? it's an app, anyone could have wrote something like this for an OS?

The hell with apps, my kitten enjoys chasing my cursor. Not always the most enjoyable thing either, when you're working.

dead.cell said,

The hell with apps, my kitten enjoys chasing my cursor. Not always the most enjoyable thing either, when you're working.

lol our cat does the same thing. It's also jumps on the TV in the living room sometimes.

mr.r9 said,

lol our cat does the same thing. It's also jumps on the TV in the living room sometimes.

Happens to me all the time, then she plonks herself on mouse to make it stop moving .

Scirwode

mr.r9 said,

lol our cat does the same thing. It's also jumps on the TV in the living room sometimes.

Hahaha. I would love seeing that...