PetBot Ready for Pre-Order via Indiegogo

I wrote a preview of PetBot on National Dog Day and now it's available for pre-order via Indiegogo. The PetBot might look like other Internet-of-Things webcams, but this one has a twist. Through the remote control app, you can release a pet treat on demand. Billed as "The first PetCam that calls you," the PetBot enables your pet to be trained to reach out to you, and take a "Pet Selfie" to get your attention. You get a notification and can interact with your pet thanks to the built-in microphone and speakerphone.


PetBot will be on Dragons Den, a show similar to Shark Tank but with audience participation. Jason, one of the co-founders of PetBot, told me he had to audition five different times, with his own dogs, to prove that it works. The "Pet Selfie" seemed so unrealistic on paper, but seeing his dog respond proved it works. PetBot even calls its breakthrough "Petificial Intelligence." The Indiegogo campaign even has an option to attend their TV viewing party when it airs on Dragons Den.

 Early adopters can save by locking in the early adopter price (as low as $149) and should be able to remotely treat their cats and dogs by Christmas time.




Master your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox.


Author Details

Todd Bernhard's picture

Author Details

Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.