Touch Pets Dogs 2
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Age Rating: 4+
Not since the tamagotchi has a virtual pet been as popular as the menagerie up for adoption on iOS. And in a world of high-rise apartments and renters, the real deal is becoming increasingly more difficult. It’s also hard to ignore the fact that in digital form, untrained puppies and mischievous kittens can cause a lot less mess and destruction than their furry counterparts.
Developer brand namoco believes dogs can be as good a companion on your iDevice, and they want to prove it with free app Touch Pets Dogs 2.
Compatible for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, this canine app lets you pick your own virtual puppy and look after it as you would a living species. You can groom, feed and play with your dog using a range of customisable options, including different locations and equipment to deck out your puppy playground as you see fit.
On the social side, users can arrange play dates with friends’ puppies, and visit other houses to earn points and nab rewards. In-app purchases can also be made for extra coins and bones that will allow you to give your dog a tonne of treats.
This is a cute game that a younger audience will have a lot of fun with, especially if their friends are using the app too. Like the tamagotchi, the craze may get tired after a while, but for parents who’d rather adopt a download than deal with an actual dog, this is a great option to consider.