Remember Dogbook and their Dogline on Facebook? Poolhouse launched a new and improved version of Dogbook, which includes not only a new fresh look with easier navigation, but also a Foursquare for dogs.
Dogbook, popular canine social networking tool used by over 3.5 million members, unveiled 15 new features that facilitate deeper connections between dogs – and their owners, too. The new dog Foursquare is available in iTunes store.
Among the new features of the new Dogbookk version are the ability to check-in to regular spots, earn badges and become a Top Dog at places such as Fire Hydrants, Parks, Stores, even the Butcher. The app has a Meet Friends feature to help one dog connect with local would-be playmates.
There’s also a weekly newsfeed with over two million viewers featuring inspiring stories and photos for dog lovers worldwide. Other features include a search function that helps find fellow canines by breed or location; improved profiles that include cover photos and larger, crisper higher resolution photos with retina display; as well as whimsical features such as Birthdays, Best in Show contests and voting on Polls.
The new features are highlighted in a video, “Dogbook II: Breaking Wind” in which Beans Howl Barkington III stakes his claim to a gleaming red fire hydrant in a distinctly canine way, before being declared the location’s Top Dog.
Dogs are no longer just dogs (…) They’re family and these new features help make that bond even stronger than before. The mobile space is very exciting and we want our members to be able to use all these improvements to help their best friends be BFF and ever.
Co-founder of Dogbook
Dogbook was created in 2007 by Lowe Roche founder Geoffrey Roche and his son, Alexandre Roche to help dog owners be able to truly keep a daily diary of their dog’s life. The duo has since launched popular sister sites Catbook, Horsebook and are currently developing other applications. Dogbook has over 3.5 million installed users, with the majority in North America. Other major markets include the UK and Australia. The 2 are also responsible for Catbook and Horsebook, but also some more.