Apple posts open casting call for Planet of the Apps TV show


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You could be the star of Apple's first reality TV show.
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Think you got what it takes to survive The Planet of the Apps?

Apple is looking for a few talented developers to star in the inaugural season of its first ever reality TV series that will focus on the hard knock life of developers and the apps they create.

Helmed by executive producers, Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens of Biggest Loser fame, the series has teamed up with Product Hunt to go on a four city tour to find the country’s best up-and-coming app developers. The producers are touting Planet of the Apps as not just a reality TV show, but also as a “launch pad and accelerator for exceptional developers.”

Upcoming casting calls are scheduled for San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin and New York. Interested developers must apply by Friday, August 26 with an app for either iOS, tvOS, watchOS or macOS. Participation in the show is limited to 100 developers.

Apple says those selected will be given the chance to receive guidance from some of the tech community’s top expert. They’ll also get premium placement on the App Store and access to funding from Silicon Valley VCs.

Shooting for the series will take place entirely in Los Angeles between the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017. To be selected Apple says you must have a functional beta by October 21.

Better hurry up and get to coding.


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