Digital World Getting Ready for Cats and Dogs

After a social network for dog lovers, now you can get ready to see web-based games designed for cats. Cat food brand Friskies is releasing a new series of web-based games designed for cats to play on iPad and Android tablet devices.

The Friskies brand claims to be the first cat brand to launch iPad and Android games specifically made with cats and their sensory needs in mind.

The three games – “Cat Fishing,” “Tasty Treasures Hunt,” and “Party Mix-Up” – feature virtual swimming fish and flying food or treats and were developed through behavioural research, careful consideration of what appeals to cats’ senses, and even some feline focus group sessions, says the company.

Earlier, a dog lover Alex Olejnik launched K9 united, a new social network for dog lovers. The free Facebook-like network allows dog lovers to meet and socialise as well as upload photos and videos of their beloved k9′s. (Read: Now a Social Network for Dog Lovers)

“We’re always working to find new ways to feed cats’ senses, whether at mealtime or playtime,” said Ryan Gass, assistant brand manager for Friskies.  “To develop these games for cats, we learned what truly appealed to them. Now we know their favorite colors, types of movement and their general game-play attitudes. We also found out that they cannot play pinball.”

Friskies also is releasing an iPhone app for owners: “Here Kitty Kitty.” This app mimics cats’ favorite sounds – the opening of a can of Friskies cat food, the rustling of a bag of Friskies cat food, and perennial favorites bird chirps and cat meows – to bring cats running. 

To play the games for free and to learn more about Friskies and these new games, visit or

The Friskies Games were created with HTML5/CSS3, a programming technique that allows for creating animations with a shorter development timeline than the traditional Objective-C-based iPad apps.

Additionally, HTML5-based apps can be released directly to the public as links, with no required user account at the iTunes app store and they also work on Android tablets. Friskies made this announcement today, May 24.

Friskies is manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare, a leading global company in the pet care industry.

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Rakesh Raman