Farm animals have invaded your Windows Phone. Remember those little canisters that when you turned them upside down they made a cow sound? Or the Fisher-Price See 'n Say with the animal sounds? That's kinda the premise around the Windows Phone app Animal Sound Box.
Developed as a learning tool to help toddlers identify and associate animal sounds, Animal Sound Box is also a useful app to drive your household pets crazy as well. The app has a collection of a dozen or so animals sounds. You choose your animal by swiping left or right (or there's a pop-up menu) and when you double tap the screen or flip your Windows Phone upside down, the phone barks out that particular animal sound.
Animal Sound Box supports multiple languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. The sounds are very authentic and come across as recordings instead of synthesized sounds.
While there is a good deal of educational value in Animal Sound Box, it can also double as a fun novelty app. My pet dogs are still trying to figure out why my Samsung Focus sounds like a rooster.
There is a free trial version available for Animal Sound Box that is limited to bird, cow, duck, goat, horse, peacock and pig sounds. The full version will run you $.99 and there is an update already in the works to increase the animal choices.
You can download Animal Sound Box here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.
Note: Animal Sound Box was recently updated to add monkey, seal, tiger and whale sounds into the mix.