Critter is a Android mobile application that transforms your device into a pet animal. As you walk your Critter, it interacts with other Critters in its vicinity.
It is known that interaction between dogs catalyses social interactions between their owners. Our hypothesis is that conversations between Critters will similarly catalyze conversations between the phones' owners. Critters have distinct personalities, and dynamic moods based on environmental conditions. Personality and mood influence how Critters behave and interact with each other. These interactions are independent of the agency of the user and are intended to be humorous.