App alerts you to impending giraffe birth

(Nexstar Media)

SEATTLE (WSYR) – A Seattle man has designed an app that promises to alert its users to the impending birth of a giraffe at a Binghamton area zoo.

People around the country have been checking in on April – a giraffe at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville – ever since a live stream was set up next to her.

The app’s designer – Tom Horton – told WVEC in Seattle that his fiancé came up with the idea for the app when her friend said she would pay someone to text when the birth is imminent.

Horton said he built the app over a lunch break and posted about it on social media.

Click here to learn more about the app, including where you can go to download it.

Click here to see a live stream featuring the giraffe. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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