If your social media profile is flooded with pictures of your pet in various costumes or asleep on the sofa, there is now a space for all of that to be welcomed with open arms.
Introducing Petigram, a social media app designed to make it easier for pet owners and animal lovers to connect over their favorite fur and feathered creatures. Users can share pictures of their favorite pets, follow other users and make friends. Members can also connect with others who share similar tastes in pets, learn more about breeds and where to adopt animals or just appreciate the pictures and editing that some have put into their pet-sharing pics.
The photo-sharing capabilities are similar to Instagram, such as adding filters and frames or different textures, but Petigram also offers social elements relating to Twitter and Facebook. Users can search and browse profiles, post messages to other Petigram friends’ walls and “like” each other’s posts. Users can also comment and interact.
A feature specific to Petigram includes a text option to create captions over pictures. This could lead to making memes, such as the one below, or adding a description.
According to Mashable, “The app’s creators believe Petigram is perfect for those wanting to connect with people on a lighthearted level without fear that the posts they make are going to be seen by their business contacts in their other social networks.”
Petigram is a whole new platform for “Pets PR” to get involved with its niche market. Reaching out to Petigram users can be beneficial to companies in the Pets Market (i.e. PetsMart, PetCo.) and charities and foundations for animals.
Petigram is currently only available on iOS mobile devices via the Apple App Store.
What other interests do you think might spark a social media app idea? Perhaps a place for new parents to post pictures of their babies?