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Apple launches reality show: Planet of the Apps

Discussion in 'Latest News and Rumors' started by Alex Dmitri, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Alex Dmitri

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    Feb 6, 2017
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    Apple opened entries for its reality show that will follow developers every day with one goal: create an App that will change the world.

    Apple and Propagate production company will produce a reality TV show called Planet of the Apps and will be, more or less, a developer contest to create the best application for iOS, watchOS , macOS or tvOS. Note the word game with Planet of the Apes , the original title of the Planet of the Apes , completely untranslatable.

    The project is ambitious : Apple seeks several teams of developers who wish to create an App able to " shape the future, solve real problems and change our lives ." It is true that such Apps can be counted on the fingers of one hand on the iPhone, I would say Citymapper, IFTTT, Philips Hue, Uber among the hundreds of applications installed. All others are not unnecessary or unused but have not really changed lives.

    Therefore, it will be a complex task for these developers who should not create yet another clone of Snapchat, a copy-cat Instagram or Uber-on-the-only-knows-what to stand out. The show, beyond finality, will focus on the story behind the creation of an App and allow you to see how an App passes the head of a small team to the eventual success of the software. The teams will be assisted by mentors throughout the show and the final rewards are rather attractive: the finalists will meet with investors who have promised to put up $ 10 million and their Apps will be highlighted on the App Store.

    But then, how to participate?

    The rules are simple:

    • You must be an adult in your country of birth.
    • You must have legal access to the US territory (not required to be American).
    • You need have free full-time end 2016 / early 2017 for the filming.
    • You must have a prototype of your App by 21 October 2016.
    • If you fit the profile, you can enroll in the selections.
    Note that you can share multiple applications just as you can be part of several teams. And of course, you must speak English.