Apollo App Adds 'Pixel Pals' to the iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island

Popular Reddit app Apollo was today updated with support for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, and Apollo developer Christian Selig decided to implement a fun little feature -- a "tamagotchi" for the Dynamic Island.

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The app update adds a small little creature into the area above the ‌Dynamic Island‌ on the new iPhone models. It can be customized into a cat, dog, hedgehog, fox, or axolotl, and the little creature simply paces around the ‌Dynamic Island‌ while you browse Reddit.

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The new "‌Dynamic Island‌ Zoo" option for Apollo is opt-in, and it is available with the latest version of the app. Selig has also added the little creatures as Lock Screen widgets, so those who do not have an ‌iPhone‌ with a ‌Dynamic Island‌ can also add a critter to their device.


Earlier this week, Apollo was updated with iOS 16 support, so there are also a number of other Reddit-related widgets that are available for those running the iOS 16 operating system.

Apollo can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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ChristianSelig Avatar
22 months ago
Woohoo! Glad you folks are liking it, if you have any questions feel free to ask! This was so fun to build haha.
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22 months ago
This is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen, what a time to be alive
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Arislan Avatar
22 months ago
LOL Half my brain went "what a joke" the other half went "can I get this all the time??!?"
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iStorm Avatar
22 months ago
This does it. I'm off to buy the iPhone 14 Pro now...



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marinersaptcomplex Avatar
22 months ago
Love Christian Selig and his enthusiasm to go above and beyond in making his app(s) fun
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Moonlight Avatar
22 months ago

Woohoo! Glad you folks are liking it, if you have any questions feel free to ask! This was so fun to build haha.
Can I feed my "pet" the tears of everyone that hates the dynamic island?
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