PuppyFat started life as a simple weight-tracking app for breeders. You can see the original PuppyFat design here.
Whilst there are hundreds and thousands of health-tracking apps for regular pets, there was no app that was capable of tracking multiple litters, each containing multiple puppies.
After the initial designs were complete, I found some amazingly helpful breeders on Facebook and founded the PuppyFat Facebook community to help gather early feedback and ideas for development.
Autumn 2018 was a pivotal moment in the development of PuppyFat. We used the early feedback - gathered from the wonderful PuppyFat breeder community - to prepare for the launch of the full product.
During this time, we implemented the following features:
Metric & imperial units, kg & Ib
Dam and sire notes fields
Microchip number records
Deceased option on each pup
Date of birth for all dogs
Male vs female puppy counts
Winter - Spring 2018/19
From winter to spring, the focus was on growth and word-spreading.
We went from tens to hundreds of breeders in a matter of weeks. In this time the feedback and positivity from our early users was truly outstanding!
BUT, it was clear that PuppyFat was destined for something greater than just a simple app. We had nearly 50 telephone conversations with breeders, breed clubs, researchers and vets to gather information for the next stages of development.
PuppyFat began taking steps from being a simple breeder app, to fully-fledged breeder software.
Now (Summer 2019)
We’re laying the foundations of a full breeder platform.
This involves working on the following features:
User Logins - Each PuppyFat user will have their own unique log-in and account
Cloud backup - Automatically synced to an online database, every account will be backed up to the cloud for full security and portability.
Re-vamped look & feel - We’re improving the design and navigation of the app to make it even easier to use.
PDF & CSV exports - With this feature, you’ll be able to share your records easily with whoever you wish, straight from your phone or tablet!
Desktop version - PuppyFat is becoming more than just an app. In 2019 we’ll be releasing a full web-enabled version too!
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