The Supreme Court does not allow cameras in the court room, so John Oliver decided to reenact a case with dogs — and then release the raw footage to remix on YouTube.
The Apple deal will give Whistle retail reach, while IFTTT will connect the dog activity tracker the wider world of the internet of things.
U.K. company PitPat is launching its own quantified canine tracker, but this one aims to undercut Whistle and Tagg in price and exceed them in battery life.
Sigfox has landed its first consumer gadget for its low-power network optimized for the internet of things. Whistle is building a new dog activity tracker that will connect to the internet wherever Rover roams.
Though they aren’t raising the huge nine-figure funding rounds of fellow sharing economy companies Airbnb and Uber, pet sitting startups Rover and DogVacay are getting more VC attention.
Whistle started out selling a dog collar tag that monitored your pets activity, but it’s trying to evolve its platform into more than just a means of measuring walks.
After testing the connected collar tag on my two dogs, I’m convinced Whistle has created something special. Whistle provides useful and engrossing data on a dog’s daily activity, and it’s only going to get better.
Whistle’s dog activity trackers are making their way into university labs. Researchers hope the data gathered from them could help them better understand and treat canine epilepsy and other animal health problems.
With a total of $22 million DogVacay has plenty of funds to continue its expansion into the lucrative pet boarding industry. Lately the company has focusing on mobile, launching an iPhone app.
DogVacay launches on iOS, creating an instant communications tool that dog owners can use to contact their pet sitters at any time and receive photo updates of their pooch’s activities.