DogLife: BitLife Dogs

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
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Description of App

Live as a DOG in this all-new text life simulator from the makers of BitLife! How will you live your DogLife? Will you be a faithful companion to a loving family or a dangerous street dog? An unloved mutt at the shelter or a pure bred puppy at the pet store? See where this epic new text adventure takes you. Dozens of breeds await including Labrador retrievers, French bulldogs, German shepherds, golden retrievers, bulldogs, poodles, beagles, rottweilers, dachsunds, corgis, Australian shepherds, boxers, Great Danes, Huskies and SO MANY MORE!

Version

1.0

Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Apple Watch Support

No

iOS Version

15.3.1

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

On its own, the app is completely inaccessible. The screen is just one big direct touch area. However, it can be used with screen recognition, though not perfectly. Some things are either not read (such as percentages of relationships) or just unusable.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

I wasn’t sure how to categorize this app, but ultimately I decided to do it based on its performance with screen recognition. I’ve emailed the devs at support@bitlifeapp.com but have yet to receive a reply. I’m hoping that they will update it soon, because it is a pretty fun game.

Developer's Twitter Username

@BitLifeApp

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Zoe Victoria 3 weeks 6 days ago

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Comments

Submitted by Tristan Bowen on Thursday, November 4, 2021

Screen recognission doesn't work for me. I've turned it on in settings, selected the app, but it's still not accessible at all for me. The only difference is that voiceover doesn't say Direct Touch any more.

Submitted by treky fan on Thursday, November 4, 2021

When I heard this game had been released, I was exicited to download and try it. I was highly disapointed to discover that unlike bitlife, doglif is completely unusable. My device doesn't support screen recongnition, at least I haven't found it in settings. I'm using an Iphone SE 2020.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Saturday, November 6, 2021

I have an iPhone se 2020 and it works with screen recognition.

Submitted by DMNagel on Saturday, November 6, 2021

When you say screen recognition, do you mean screen recognition only, or do you have text recognition and image recognition in able as well?

Submitted by treky fan on Saturday, November 6, 2021

After turnning on screen recognition, I've noticed some mixed results when trying to play. For one thing, it seems like you have to close the app and reopen it before you can do anything. When I open the app, and try to age up, nothing happens. But when I close the app and reopen it, I'm able to age up. another thing I've noticed is that even with screen recognition turned on, you get stuff scattered all over the screen, making it hard to find certain buttons or really do anything. Does anybody know how to work around these issues? Thanks.

Submitted by treky fan on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

There are a few more things I've observed about dog life that have made me remove the game from my phone until the issues are fixed. When several events pop up one after the other, you can't find the buttons to perform an action. Using the settings that others have mentioned odes make the game somewhat useable, but its still hardly playable. As I like bitlife, I'll give this game another try once they've fixed the voiceover issues.

Submitted by Tristan Bowen on Saturday, November 13, 2021

In reply to by Zoe Victoria

I'm using an IPhone SE2 running on IOS 14.8.1. I've turned screen recognition on, however when I go into the app, nothing happens. I try to turn screen recognition on using the router, however it just goes into direct touch, and it's still not accessible.

Submitted by Tristan Bowen on Saturday, November 13, 2021

In reply to by treky fan

I've got the same phone as you. I've tried screen recognition however I can't seem to get it to work. Here is what you can try to get yours working though. First, go to settings. Go to accessibility, then Voiceover. Next, go to Voiceover Recognition. Turn Screen recognition on, then go to the bottom of the page where it says apply to apps. It will come up with a full list of apps. Click DogLife then press on back which is at the top of the screen. Let me know if that works for you

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