Apple Posts Developer Casting Call for 'Planet of the Apps' TV Show

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    Apple has posted an open casting call (via Cult of Mac) for its upcoming original TV show Planet of the Apps, an unscripted program about apps and the people who make them. The show is currently looking for developers from San Francisco, Austin, New York and Los Angeles to participate.

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    The site says the show isn't just a show, but a "launchpad" and "accelerator" that'll offer developers three unique opportunities. Developers on Planet of the Apps will receive mentorship from the "world's best experts" in tech and entertainment, up to $10 million in funding if they reach the final round of the show, and featured placement in the App Store at the end of the show.

    Participation will be limited to 100 developers. Apps must be for either iOS, macOS, tvOS or watchOS and the app must be in a functional state or beta by October 21, so that developers have something to share on the show. Developers are allowed to submit multiple apps and individuals can apply with multiple development teams. Developers have until August 26, 2016 to apply. Filming will take place in Los Angeles in late 2016 and early 2017.

    Planet of the Apps is part of Apple's push into original television programming. The show was first announced in March, and other original content will include Vital Signs, a show about and starring Beats co-founder and Apple executive Dr. Dre. While Vital Signs will help promote Apple Music, Planet of the Apps will help promote the App Store.

    Interested developers can apply on the show's website.

    Article Link: Apple Posts Developer Casting Call for 'Planet of the Apps' TV Show
     
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    OH NO! NOT WILL.I.AM! ANYONE BUT THE GUY THAT "BAKES" CODE INTO HIS DEVICES!..
     
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    Timmy, stop flirting with every idea but updating the pathetic Mac lineup.
     
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    Cringe is exactly what I wanted to comment, but I felt it was unnecessary after reading will.i.am, unscripted and "world's best experts" in one sentence.

    And let's not talk about the weak show name... Wow...
    Maybe the Lenovo ad was spot on in their portrayal of Mac geeks (or in this instance, whoever runs that ****...) Wow.......

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    will.i.am's music career already went to s***, his technology projects are failing, and now he's trying to do tv. It's pathetic.
     
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    All we need. A show of developers from just those large cities. Pass.
     
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    So Apple's idea for original content amounts to 30 minute ads for itself? If I were still holding any $AAPL, this would genuinely tick me off.
     
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    Normally I'm "wait and see, but I already think it's going to be cringe and superficial.

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    WAAAAAIT.... Someone let him carry the Olympic torch?

    Wh... How.... Wh..w.... I...

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    Yeah, go buy GOOG.

    Their version will be better: developers make an app for 85% of the market, and then people found out that googling for "appname apk", and picking the first result is cheaper, faster and easier than filling their CC number on Google Play...
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    "large cities"… WTF?
     
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    Ditto. So much ditto. Lots, and lots of ditto.

    Apple should have held a contest to come up with a name. Anything would be better than that one.
     
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    Wow. The pitch sure sounds horrible. Apple should just buy an existing and successful content provider and let them do their job.
     
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    Apple gets more and more annoying by the day.

    I'll just keep watching and reliving old Steve Jobs keynotes forever. They never get old.
     
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    Also look out for 'The Tim Machine', all about Apple's CEO Mr. Cook and his favourite devices.
    And don't forget 'iVe, Robot' about Jony's move into designing life-like personal assistants.
     
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    The problems are many and severe, but the name is not one of them.
     
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    “developer casting call” oh no

    “upcoming original tv show” no stop

    “Executive producers will.i.am” **** EVERYTHING
     
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    they will have to use PCs to produce and work on these shows. Macs are so outdated and certainly no enough powerful to do anything serious. Thanks Tim the second man who killed Apple after Sculley
     
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    Ewwww, oh my god, stop
     
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    That's not an Apple phone in his hand.
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    Remember guys: Apple supposedly said "no" to 1000 other things to get to this "yes".

    Here's a partial list of what was on the 1000:
    • Better battery life
    • More than 1 USB-C port on a laptop
    • Regular MacPro updates
    • 7200 RPM HDs for the iMac
    Readers can fill in the rest.
     
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    I guess that the real target audience isn't coders. Real developers won't be shown, they prefer to code than do some insignificant show.
     

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