"This is for anyone that wants a puppy in their life, but for some reason they can't have [one] — and also for anyone that wants to get laid more on Tinder," Shamsi told Refinery29 via email. He came up with the idea for the app, which will ship to the App Store and Google Play later this month for $3 a pop, after a friend got a new puppy.
"The next thing I did was take a selfie with it and made it my new Tinder profile picture. The result? Let's just say it's the closest to feeling like Dan Bilzerian that I'll ever get," Shamsi said.
He started working on #Puppify as a joke and side project, which is evidenced by its questionably tasteful tagline: "Because bitches love bitches." Really? Apparently, the slogan is the brainchild of one of #Puppify's lead engineers, Lucy Axters. Shamsi admits the slogan can definitely come across as sexist and will change it if more people find it offensive, "But we're using it playfully, as the app can equally be used by women to get more matches on Tinder, too." Because dawgs like dogs?
But let's be real, Photoshopping a dog into a photo really isn't all that complicated. Is it really worth a $3 download?
"If this does make even enough money to buy In-N-Out for the entire team, we'll be happy," Shamsi said.
If your Tinder game isn't on fire, you can #putapuppyonit and let us know if things heat up.
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