Microsoft’s New App Can Identify Dog Breeds Using iPhone Camera


Microsoft has released a brand new app for iPhone that lets a user identify a dog breed using the device's onboard camera.

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Identifying A Dog Breed Is Now A Simple Case Of Pointing Your iPhone's Camera At A Dog Itself

It's absolutely mind boggling what apps are capable of doing these days. From simple note-takers to apps like GarageBand that transform your iPhone or iPad into a mini music studio, it's inevitable that the ball will keep on rolling and innovation will keep on pouring in, thanks to the hard work of developers. Now, Microsoft is taking things up a notch a little by releasing a new app for iPhone users, called Fetch!, which lets you simply point your iPhone's camera at a dog, and the app in turn will tell you details regarding what breed it is.

From the App Store:

Fetch!, a Microsoft Garage project, recognizes dogs and classifies them by their breed.

Just for fun we include a mode that lets you find out what dog breeds you and your friends are.

There’s also an extension collection of breeds that contains information such as disposition, size, coat and what types of families are best suited for each.

This is the kind of app you’re going to take out when you’re with your friends. You’ll make fun of each other, comparing which breeds you look like, and posting the tagged photos.

If you're a person looking to find yourself a pet, or more specifically a dog, then we highly recommend that you give this app a download on your iPhone. After all, we're pretty sure that you saw that one particular dog somewhere and just wish if there was a way to know more about it. With Fetch! on your iPhone, you can rest assured things will be on the right track.


On the pricing end, Fetch! for iPhone is absolutely free to download and use. Also keep in mind that the app is optimized to work on the iPhone, with no support for the iPad. Even if you do install it on the iPad, however, expect to see scaled up graphics, nothing more, nothing less.

Fetch! is available to download today right from the App Store. And if you don't want to go through the trouble of finding the app yourself, then simply tap on this link to go straight to the App Store page of the app.

Also be sure to check out the demo video of the app below to see how it works.