Welcome to another edition of Wacky App Wednesday, where I share some of the craziest, wackiest, and most awesome apps in the App Store. Last week I shared the super fun interactive children’s book app Petting Zoo from Christoph Neimann, and this week, I have another animal themed app to share, though I will admit, it’s a good bit sillier!
Cat Piano is a music making app. It’s essentially a virtual keyboard, which can play normal piano sounds, but it also comes with a fun add-on that will whip your pet kitties into a frenzy. That’s right, Cat Piano offers up meow sounds, so you can play through your favorite piano songs with a series of meows. Imagine Happy Birthday or Chopsticks all in meows – it’s both awesome and horrifying all at once.
The app icon, which looks like a kitty with big piano teeth is almost reason enough to download this app, though when opened, the interface is disappointingly tame. It looks like a real piano, which is laid out perfectly for little fingers.
I highly recommend downloading this app and handing over the iPad before sending the kids off to visit grandma or an aunt or uncle. Grandma will love listening to your little darlings make meow music.
While this app is great for kids, it’s also perfect for you cat owners out there. Most cats (my own included) go nuts when they hear other cats meowing, making Cat Piano a fun addition to the kitty toy arsenal.
There are quite a range of different cat voices, from a sweet little kitten to the low-pitched meow of a tom cat. While Cat Piano includes one cat track and a few other traditional piano tracks for free, you will need to pay $0.99 to unlock the full app. That gives you a total of seven different meows to play with. $0.99 is a lot to spend on a novelty app, but annoying cats and grandparents is well worth the investment.
Cat Piano also comes with drum accompaniments, so you can set a drum beat in the background of your cat piano songs. There are also two different keyboard scales you can choose from, depending on your preferred play style.