Canine Coders Pull All-Nighter to Hack New App
In the fast-paced world of tech startups, you’ve got to be lean, fast and willing to write code for 24-hours straight.
That’s what the pups over at BarkMe did Thursday night. The dog-owned mobile development company, based in New York City, held an internal hack-a-thon to generate prototypes for products they hope will disrupt the mobile marketplace in 2013.
“I think they really hit on something last night,” says Jamie Jenson, the startup’s PR rep. “It’s tentatively called ScentKeeper, and it’s a location-based social network for dogs, where users mark the spot they’ve peed on a map, and others can discover pee spots nearby. It really has the potential to save pups a lot of time sniffing out their friends’ pee. ”
The app piggybacks on the infrastructure of Google Maps and popular checkin service Foursquare to deliver location results to dogs who share a social link. BarkMe hopes to release a beta version for iOS devices this spring.
Submitted by Lauren Drell.