Friday, March 15, 2013

Let's Try Out This App Thing...

Happy Friday and Saturday Everyone!! WooHoo, it's the weekend!! :-D

And, of course, a belated Happy Pip and Puddles Appreciation Day! I hope that the festivities were absolutely insane!! :-D Well deserved titles and merriment were given!! 

You might think that I'm a technologically advanced and crazy pup, waiting in a long line overnight when the new iPhone 10 comes out, cause, well, I'm a pup with a blog...but, you'll be surprised to know that I'm the complete opposite! I might have a laptop and a smart phone, but other than knowing how to type, write emails, and use the internets...I'm just your average doggie!

But, Domeek and I got excited this morning while tweeting because we came across the top 10 Must-Have Apps for Dog Owners! There were quite a few really cool apps: Tagg (a GPS collar attachment for wandering pups), iCam (watch your pup in real-time when you're at work or traveling), and Petoxins (an ASPCA app that lets you know all the plants and vegetation that are harmful to us)!

Our favorite app though was MapMyDogWalk, which is a fantabulous app that encourages physical fitness for both pup and human! You can log your favorite walkie locations, track how many calories that you burn during your training, and map out all your perfect routes using GPS! Kind of cool! :-D So, we downloaded the android app and had the perfect opportunity to use it this afternoon!!

Freckles the Dog

Ok, so we might not have gone all crazy and walked 5 miles, but we did test this sucker out a bit at the Bayshore Park!

Freckles the Dog

This is where we parked...

Freckles the Dog

Ok Domeek, let's get this walk started!!

Freckles the Dog

According to MapMyDogWalk, we climbed around 72 feet during the walk! Not too shabby for a sea level dude!

Freckles the Dog

I even had to take a water (and dehydrated cheese) break at the peak, phew!!
;-D

Freckles the Dog

Alright, we have time for a quick posing photo! ;-D

Freckles the Dog

Time for the descent...I think the perfect kind of a path!

Freckles the Dog

I'll take the high road and you'll take the low road...and I'll get theeeerrrreeee afore ye!! 

Freckles the Dog

We're still playing around and exploring the app, but from what we've seen so far...we're hooked! You can share your walks on Facebook, Twitter, and on your website (but we're still working on this one...not showing up how we want)! Pretty darn cool!

I give it 2 paws up!!

Freckles the Dog

I'm sure that we'll be using it for most of our upcoming hikes...especially since it tracks distance!

Make sure to check it out...worth a couple of minutes in downloading (since it's free)!

Have a great weekend everyone!!


13 comments:

  1. Anything that encourages walks has to be great!

    We only have a PC and somewhere there's a cell phone with a dead battery.

    XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

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  2. Wow you do go on well cool walks Goose. We only have a dumb phone and peeps wouldn't know what to do with an app as she is dumb too. LOL! Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. We need to try it. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Sam

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  4. We were just talking about how fun it would be to spy on Toby when we're gone! Have to look at that one and maybe the walking one too. Thanks for the tips!

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  5. That does sound great but you know - we kinda worry about what they do with the information THEY gather. Will you suddenly start seeing advertising boards along your walk for dog related products? Will you see reebok or shoe company advertising. Of coarse they may even use it for good purposes - "oh look - this park is actually being used - maybe we need to upgrade to footpaths and put in more doggie doo stations. Either way - it got you our for walkies so that is a good thing and it looks like you had a wonderful day too

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  6. What a cool walk! What a cool app!!! I may have to go sniff that app out for my iBone.

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  7. I'm glad to know the map is on Android 'cause that's what we have. Thanks for the info & wish we'd been on that walk with you!

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  8. Oh, that is soooo cool Goose!! Ma might be a little embarrassed on how short my walkies are!! hehehehe
    I thinks we only go a mile (well, twice a day), butt we walk REALLY fast!
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  9. That is pretty cool! And 72 feet is not too shabby at all! Nice job!

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  10. Looks like a great walk Goose. Pretty cool app too. I think my favorite picture of you is the one in the grass :)

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  11. That's cool...always on the prowl for new apps :) Thanks! Goose you are one cutie!!

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  12. My peep has an app like that. She uses it all the time!

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  13. Dehydrated cheese?!? For real?? That sounds like something I need to eat! =D

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