Pixel Pals’ latest update brings digital pets to your iOS 17 Home Screen
With Pixel Pals 2.0, your Home Screen becomes home to a virtual pet you can interact with without launching the app. Here’s what you can expect:
- Feeding and Play: You can now feed and play with your Pixel Pals directly from your Home Screen. No more diving into the app – your digital companion is always at your fingertips.
- Socialize: Add friends, and their Pixel Pals can visit your Home Screen. Watch as two Pixel Pals engage in epic battles right on your device.
- StandBy Mode: Let your Pixel Pal hang out next to you or enjoy the new sheep counting feature in StandBy mode.
- Farming: Plant seeds on a farm to grow food for your pet. Discover new animals and morphs to unlock as your friendship with your Pixel Pal flourishes.
- Games on the Go: Enjoy full games on your Home Screen with PixelQuest, 2048, and Eternal Scroll.
Christian Selig, renowned for his now-retired Apollo app for Reddit, has shifted his focus to Pixel Pals, leveraging the potential of iOS 17’s interactive widgets.
I just released Pixel Pals 2! 🎉 With iOS 17 you now have a FULL virtual pets experience where you can add and battle friends, and play full games, like PixelQuest, 2048, and Eternal Stroll, all right on your literal home screen! (Plus fidget spinners, mech keyboards, and more!) pic.twitter.com/BAFmERPpXu
— Christian Selig (@ChristianSelig) September 21, 2023
Unlock premium features
Pixel Pals is free to download, but for the complete experience, you may want to consider Pixel Pals Premium. For $9.99 per year or $1.49 per month, you’ll unlock a world of features that enhance your digital pet experience.
Here are some notable features of the app:
- Pixel Pals features beautiful pixel art renditions of various animals.
- Animals available for customization include dogs, cats, hedgehogs, foxes, axolotls, otters, bats, parrots, tigers, platypuses, pandas, raccoons, butterflies, T-Rexes, bunnies, red pandas, pet rocks, and penguins.
- You can personalize the names of your Pixel Pals.
- The dog and cat are available to all users, while Pixel Pals Premium provides access to additional animals and allows pinning two animals for supported devices.
With Apple’s new interactive Home Screen widgets and Pixel Pals 2.0, you can embrace the digital companionship of a pet. Download the app today and enjoy the new interactive widget on iOS 17.