Do you ever find yourself wishing there was a Tinder-styled social media app just for cats? Now’s the time to rejoice as Tag A Cat is here. Naturally, I download it (for free) and (without any kitty consent) put my cat, Mimosa, on it to test the waters. Here’s how it goes.
When you first log into Tag A Cat you’re presented with a cascading array of cat pictures — presumably the latest pics people have uploaded.
You can click on individual images to read captions about the cats and befriend them if you so desire. This is Cuello, a cultured-looking French cat from Montpellier that I’m currently considering letting Mims become pals with.
Adding pictures of your own cat to the app is a cinch: You simply select a pic from your phone (or take a new one), add details like a caption for the pic and the location (optional), and hit upload. I selected one of Mims being all pouty as she was about to get yelled at for sitting in a box of important artwork-related paper. Then I added a corny caption.
Voila! Now’s she’s been added to the list of cat pics. (You can also search for cats via location using a Google Maps-style interface, but it seems to be more than a little clunky at the moment.)
The only downside to Tag A Cat? Well, it seems that already the idea of wholesome feline fun is being tainted by hideous hipster guys uploading creepy pics of themselves to the app. Do your best to report them as inappropriate quick sharp!
Interested in joining the Tag A Cat movement? Simply search for “Tag A Cat” at the App Store on your iPhone or iPad to download the app.
About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.