Each cat has their own unique vocabulary that they use to communicate with their owners consistently when in the same context. For example, a cat can have their own distinct meow for “food” or for “let me out.” This is not necessarily a language, as cats do not share the same meows to communicate the same things with each other, but we can use Machine Learning to interpret an individual cat’s meows and translate that into a human readable language. MeowTalk by Akvelon gives your cat a voice!

Using machine learning MeowTalk instantaneously translates your cat’s meows into one of nine general cat intents; these nine intents represent cat moods and states of mind and are as follows:

- Happy/Content
- Defense
- Angry
- Attack
- Mother Call
- Mating Call
- In Pain
- Resting
- Hunting

In addition to these nine general intents, each cat also has a unique vocabulary of meows. You can train the MeowTalk app to learn your cat’s unique vocabulary of meows by telling the app what each meow means when your cat makes it. When you give the app 5 to 10 examples of a specific meow for your cat (e.g. “food”, “let me out”) the app can start to recognize that meow when it hears it. The meow recognition is updated once a day so it may take up to 24 hours for the app to start recognizing the new word after you have provided the training information.

To train the app to learn a specific meow pick a context where you know with certainty what your cat is trying to say (e.g. at feeding time the cat is saying “food”, at the door the cat is saying “let me out”). Use the app to translate those meows. You will get one of the nine general intents as a translation, select “No, Change it” and then provide the correct translation. Repeat this 5 to 10 times then wait up to 24 hours for the app to update and learn your cat’s new word.

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What’s New

Version 0.4.0

Implemented bug fixes, stability improvements and enhanced configuration support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9.2K Ratings

9.2K Ratings

cptobviousq ,

Love this

So I ᖇᗴᗩᒪᒪƴ like this app. Totally what I wanted for my three legged cute adorable cat. Love love love love LOVE! But the one thing is...whenever I try to 'sign up' and i click 'password' nothing shows. Just the keyboard without any keys. It's weird. ᔕᗝ I just stopped trying because I wanted to see what my cat was meowing to me. I woukd recomend this app if you have chatty cats like me. But also, I'm talking to the creators here, make one for dogs! Seriously. My friend has a cute dog and my grandparents have TWO cute dogs. So I was like "ok I'll see if there is one like this for dogs." Everything that showed up wasbeither for training dogs, dog emoji thingies, and human to dog. I was like then "no app store. I don't want human to dog. I want dog to HUMAN" So yeah creators. Make a WoofTalk. Please?

ArenaChick ,

Definitely should stay in Beta - DISAPPOINTED

I cannot express how excited I was to hear about this app. More than one friend forwarded an article to me about this new technology. I immediately downloaded it and the first time I used the app, it worked, sort of. I created separate profiles for both of my cats. I recorded meows for one of my cats. However, I was disappointed that those sounds were not captured in the history at all. I was more than willing to pay for the premium version in order to store the recordings, but the interface of the app is so skimpy that there is no help section or FAQ section or even a way to upgrade to they are premium version. It didn’t matter because the very next time and there after I have received an error message that isn’t even grammatically correct. It says “Something goes wrong. Check your connection.” I have tried reinstalling the app and I’ve also tried creating another account and nothing has worked. It’s disappointing that this app has garnered so much buzz but simply does not work. I have a perfectly brand new iPhone and no other app has any problem with my connection. Not ready for primetime. Don’t waste yours in frustration.

jugyjrdrhtdudrturtd ,

Pretty cool app! But the microphone needs some work.

I got this app for my cat, Silhouette. (I do have another cat named Ike but he doesn’t talk much). She’s a very chatty cat and I was so excited when I got this app. I haven’t used it much but so far it’s been pretty accurate. The only problem is the mic. The only time it picked up her meow was when she started down right at my iPad and meowed. Just today, I turned MeowTalk on because Silhouette was meowing a lot at me and I wanted to know what she was saying. She meowed about six times and the app didn’t pick up a single one of them. I don’t know if this is your fault of Apple’s but if you can, please make the app have a better microphone. Other than that, this app is awesome. This app is a very cool idea and lets you know what your cat is saying. Far better than any other app that I’ve tried.

Ok, so actually I realized a little later that I had her profile set to ‘Male’. I’m hoping that this will fix the problem.

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