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Bark – the single most useless communication app ever invented (but will it go viral?) [Freeware]


Well it had to come. We’ve been dumbing down the language since the times of Chaucer, and in fact recent speech modes now resemble that of primitive man. U rly gd 2 cm wiv us? But enough chit-chat. We’re here to bring you the latest greatest chat messenger evar.

Bark. That’s it. Download it from the Android Play app store or from iTunes for iPhone. Then when you want to say something, just press the dog you choose and it will bark your message. One press, one bark. That’s it. The recipient has to have the app on their phone and be within 1 mile of your location.


There’s no identities involved, no location, actually there’s no message. It’s just a bark, hoping to meet another bark out there in the ether. Depending on your religion this is either the dumbest thing ever created in the history of everything, or pure naked genius.


According to the stats there have been over 1 million barks made since the free app launched. Nope, sorry can’t continue. Gotta go lie down again. Things are getting dark and bleary.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • Haha hi mate, I’m one of the developers of bark. Glad to see you “enjoyed” it :)

    • And yes – that is my real name.

    • Heh, yeah it’s fun Nic. Had to uninstall it very fast though, because it’s a HUGE battery hog. Might want to do something about that? :)

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