Paul The Octopus Goes Digital
Who would ever be able to forget Paul, the psychic octopus? He grew very popular during the time of the World Cup when he accurately predicted who will win the championship. With his psychic skills, Paul is going digital. He can now tell people the weather for the next day, which team will win the NBA, or other questions that need answers.
Named as “Ask the Octopus”, this app aims to help people in making their decisions through a cartoon version of Paul. By just posting the question and giving two options, Paul will make a choice in the hope of helping the person make up his mind. This app was created by Brazilian developers, uTouch Labs.
uTouch Labs thought about making this app after they saw the phenomenal popularity of the animal psychic. This was according to Leonardo Copello, marketing and product Manager of the company.
“Brazilians are soccer lovers, so we are watching the FIFA World Cup and a really curious octopus appears as an oracle in the match games. It caught our attention, and we brainstormed about an application for mobile devices,” he said.
“The main idea was to create a fun way to randomly choose between two options, Sushi or Italian food? And who can choose the right one? The octopus of course!” he further explained.
The company spent five days of working round the clock to come up with the application.
To vouch for the “Accuracy” of the digital Paul The Psychic Octopus app, Josh Combs, a New York City art director and iPhone user, used the app to guess the winner of three baseball games the previous night. The answer came out as 3 of 3. A hundred percent correct prediction for the psychic animal.
Paul continues to amaze people with his being a psychic. For Paul, there are no astrology, no horoscope, no numerology, and no dreams. It’s just plain “gut” feeling for his predictions.
Source : http://www.aolnews.com/2010/07/16/psychic-octopus-theres-an-app-for-that/