First, there was the wallet photo. Then there was the portrait on the desk. Next, there was the “Brag Book” so you could take pictures of every moment of your child’s life and encourage unassuming strangers to flip through them. The first time, there were smiles, but by the 42nd time, “Hey, these are the same old pictures, any chance of rotating the exhibit?” Then, the first person to make a Brag Book of their pet’s photos inspired heartwarming smiles because it was novel…and then strangers turned away from 42 photos of Fluffy and Rex with the flash used a bit too overzealously.
Now, there is a whole new way novel way to brag. Turn your dog’s bark into iphone ringtones. Gemerix Ltd created a new app for the iPhone that can be downloaded onto iTunes. The user has a choice of selecting a sound or music from the vast library of over 500 selections (new selections are added all the time), or to make one’s own ring tone out of your favorite audio files from your iTunes library or by recording a little number yourself.
The preexisting ring tones are organized by category, such as Country, Gospel, Rock, etc. No more hours of scrolling and sampling tunes that have exceedingly cryptic titles like “Boing” or “Bubbles.” If you choose to record your own, you will just need to use your computer’s microphone.
So, give your dog a little gargle.
Luckily, you can “trim” the file from iTunes if there is a long three minute wait and a lot of squeaky toy interference to inspire your Pavarotti Rottie or Celine Di-Dog.
Here’s the fine print: “Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.” Sorry Blueberry iMac G3.