Woz, Kawasaki judge My Dream App finals

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Apple Software
    Link: Woz, Kawasaki judge My Dream App finals
    Description:: My Dream App, a Mac contest in search of the next killer app, features Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki, and Xbox and zune creator J. Allard as guest judges for its final round. Visitors can vote for their 3 favorite app ideas, and receive free licenses to both Overflow 2 and the Apple Design Award winning PhotoPresenter. Voting is open until Wednesday at 8:00 PM EDT, at which point the three winners will be announced. The winners, who will have emerged from an initial pool of more than 2,700 entrants, will see their app idea realized as a Mac shareware application and earn royalties on sales.

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  2. macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2003
    Here and there
    personally, I'm not enamored with any of them. They certainly aren't "killer apps" for the platform (especially the cookbook!).

    If anything, the weather one provides some fun eye-candy...
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2005
    No one said that they're going to be killer apps or revolutionary apps. The name of the contest is my dream app. And I can tell you now, most people that frequent lots of forums have dreamed of something like Hijack and almost everyone with more than one Mac has dreamed of something like Portal
  4. macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
  5. macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
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    Gnus started adding this kind of thing but never got much past Slash and UBB.

    Also semi-related since they're offering it as a freebie: the little Overflow dock extender is kind of neat.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2006
    the PhotoPresenter freebie isn't too bad either, though I like Overflow more.

    Hijack is definitely pretty exciting though - nothing like it has been done yet (unless you count usenet, but, errr, I don't exactly think it compares. :p )

    Whistler also has a lot of potential to be fun. I think humming or drumming on my desktop, and having Whistler find chords to go with my melody (and correcting my melody) would be a fun way to learn more about music.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    I've been following this from the start, and I've got to say Portal is the one I like the most. if the rumors are true, it is currently in a close fight for third!

    people need to start voting for Portal, otherwise it might slip away into nothingness....
  8. macrumors newbie


    May 1, 2005
    Montreal (Canada)
    Vote for Portal at MyDreamApp

    Yeah, I must say Portal is not only cool, but also incredibly useful!

    Portal lets you keep 2 or more Macs completely in sync, depending on your criteria: you can sync apps and apps settings, system settings, documents and folders, and all of that throught a really cool interface. The contestant has even come up with cool wormhole animations for syncing:) . Check out this full-size summary image with awesome mock-ups. And vote here!

    I really encourage you to vote for Portal, a little more votes and it'll get into 3rd place!

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