Javier Sanchez, a former Amazon engineer, has developed an app that allows you to translate your cat’s meow into words. A prototype of the app, MeowTalk, is now available on Apple.
Sanchez and his team concluded that cats have about nine basic reasons for meowing at you, such as I’m hungry, I’m in pain, Give me attention, Clean my litter box. In addition, cat parents will have the unique opportunity of fine tuning the app to register their own cat’s vocalizations. The app is conveniently attached to the cat’s collar.
Sanchez said that he was inspired to create the app after watching the NPR series, The Secret Language of Cats.