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Introducing Kittyo – the only product of its kind that lets you remotely interact with your cat like never before.
Introducing Kittyo – the only product of its kind that lets you remotely interact with your cat like never before.
2,425 backers pledged $271,154 to help bring this project to life.

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Kittyo Update

Posted by Lee Miller (Creator)
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Hi Kickstarter,

We are sad to announce that Kittyo has been unable to secure the funding for continued operations and has shut down.

Despite our success in bringing Kittyo to the market with the support of the Kickstarter community, the fact is that maintaining and growing an IoT company at our stage is impossible without additional seed money. There are many costs associated with keeping a complex connected device like Kittyo functional (server costs, product insurance, updating iOS and Android apps, customer service, etc. etc.). 

We thank everyone who had kind words for us and shared their stories (and photos and videos) of all the fun they had with their Kittyos over the last two years.  

To those upset by our shutdown, we fully understand your frustration. Please know that our inability to raise additional funds was not for lack of trying.

Timing is essential in raising capital for a startup. In the years in which we’ve been trying to secure funds, VC investments in tech have been remarkably low, making the uphill battle of raising capital that much more challenging. 

That being said, we have always envisioned introducing an ecosystem of connected cat devices to the market in addition to Kittyo (smart collar, feeder, door, etc.) — all controlled through a single app. Because we truly believe in the potential of the pet tech market, we will continue to strive to raise the capital needed to make this vision a reality. If new investment emerges and we are able to revive Kittyo in the future, you will be the first to know.

Thank you again for your support.

Team Kittyo

August Update

Posted by Lee Miller (Creator)
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Hi Kickstarter,

In this update please find details about our firmware update and our iOS and Android app updates.

It’s been a few weeks since we shipped and we are happy to report that most of the Kittyo units have been delivered and are set up.

A big thank you to everyone who has contacted us at support@kittyo.com. We have heard from about 15% of our backers and have taken note of everyone’s comments. As an iOT device, Kittyo is dependent upon its networking environment for setting up and using properly (for example - wireless encryption, internet speed, router/modem firewall). The issue the majority of our support tickets have focused on is tweaking router settings so that everyone’s Kittyos can be properly configured and accessed while not at home. We have been happy to do this over email or schedule calls when needed.

As expected, upon launching thousands of Kittyo into the world, there were reported issues which we didn’t see with our pre-launch testing. As we couldn’t test out Kittyo in every possible networking scenario (multiple routers, outdated settings, firewalls, advance setups etc.) we thank everyone for their feedback. We have listened to everyone’s comments and we pushed out a new firmware update last Friday.

These are the issues some of our backers were experiencing which have been fixed in the new firmware update:

1) Some Kittyo units were becoming disconnected after a period of time and needed to be power cycled. This is now fixed.

2) The laser is now smoother and quieter.

3) The video quality settings are now functional.

4) The microphone performance is now improved (note: this is something we are still perfecting if anyone is still hearing feedback).

The iOS app update is now available for download online and will improve performance. The Android app update is coming soon.

If for any reason you feel as though you did not receive the firmware update please cycle the power on your Kittyo (unplug for 10 seconds and then plug back in and wait for the Kittyo indicator light to turn solid green). Do not try to access your Kittyo unit for 10-15 minutes so that it can receive the update (fast green blinking indicator light).

If after receiving the new firmware update and app updates you are still experiencing any issues please do not hesitate to contact us at support@kittyo.com

Again - thanks for everyone’s feedback, everyone’s patience while we perfect Kittyo’s software and for the fun pictures and videos that you are sending us and posting.

Cheers,
Team Kittyo

A Quick Guide to Setting Up Your Kittyo

Posted by Lee Miller (Creator)
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Hi Kickstarter,

We're excited to report that your Kittyos have shipped! If you have not received a tracking number, please email us at info@kittyo.com.



PLEASE NOTE: After you connect your Kittyo to wifi, it's important to wait five minutes. This will allow your Kittyo to automatically update to the latest firmware.



Download the app on your smartphone:

Apple iPhone (iOS) >
Android >

Below are some helpful videos that explain how to set up and use your Kittyo:

Setup guide >
Basic app use >
Mounting guide >
Treat dispenser >
Reset Instructions >
What's included >

Here is one more video of Niko having a blast with Kittyo yesterday - chasing the laser and enjoying his treats.



We can’t wait to see your videos! Don’t forget to share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Use the hashtag #lovemykittyo if you’d like us retweet, repost and share.



And finally - have fun!



If you need assistance, please email us at support@kittyo.com.



Cheers,

Team Kittyo

June Update

Posted by Lee Miller (Creator)
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Hi Kickstarter, 

Quick update that the container did arrive last Sunday. It was held up in Customs for a few days for inspection but is now being released. It will be delivered to our fulfillment house by next Tuesday and all of the orders are scheduled to be shipped out next Friday (July 8th) and the following Monday (July 11th). Please be on the lookout for emails with your tracking information then. 

One final reminder to please complete the address gathering survey we sent via Kickstarter. If you haven’t seen it, please check your junk or spam folder and if you did not receive the survey, please email us your delivery information at info@kittyo.com. 

Thanks, 

Team Kittyo

Address Survey Reminder

Posted by Lee Miller (Creator)
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Hi Kickstarter,

We’re excited that we will be receiving and sending out everyone’s Kittyos in the next few weeks. If you didn’t already complete the address gathering survey we sent via Kickstarter please do so now. If you haven’t seen it, please check your junk or spam folder and if you did not receive the survey, please email us your delivery information at info@kittyo.com.

Thanks,
Team Kittyo