Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Casting Call for “App Creators”for the New Unscripted Series “Apple’s Planet of the Apps”


We are only accepting applications for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS apps.

New unscripted series about the world of apps and the developers who created them, called Planet Of The Apps.

App Creators who want guidance from experts in the tech community, the chance to be featured in the App Store and the potential to receive funding from top tech VC’s.

** The Show **

App creators: Join us on the search for the next great app in a new original series. Those selected will have the chance to receive hands-on guidance from some of the most influential experts in the tech community, featured placement on the App Store, and funding from top-tier VCs.

** The Search **

Online applications are being accepted now through Friday, August 26. To apply, you must agree to have an iOS, macOS, tvOS, or watchOS app in a beta or functional state by October 21, so you can show us what you’ve built.

*** The Shoot ***

The inaugural season will take place in Los Angeles and film over a non-consecutive period from late 2016 to early 2017.  If you are not able to take off work during this period, please do not apply. 

Planet Of The Apps FAQ:

My app won’t be available on Apple operating systems. May I still apply?

We are only accepting applications for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS apps.

Do I have to be a member of the Apple Developer Program to apply?

Simple answer: No. However, if you are accepted onto the show and in order for your app to be distributed and featured on the App Store, you will need to be or become a member (at the show’s expense) of the Apple Developer Program. Learn more about the Apple Developer Program.

Do I need to be a U.S. citizen?

No, but you must be a legal resident of the U.S.

What is the minimum age requirement?

Applicants must be at least 18 years old (or the age of majority in their state of residence) by the first day of filming.

When does the show film?

The inaugural season will film for some time in late 2016 / early 2017. Please do not apply if you cannot take off work to film the show.

Where will filming take place?

Los Angeles, CA.

Can I submit more than one app?

Yes, you can submit as many apps as you’d like. There is no reason to submit the same app more than once.

Can I apply more than once, with several different developers?

Yes. You can apply with different developer teams as long as you are applying with a different app and are authorized to do so.

I am not able to upload my video. Are there any special requirements to do so?

Please ensure your video is less than 30MB and in one of the following file formats: mpg, mpeg, flv, avi, mp4, mov, 3gp, wmv, mv4.

How far along in the development process does my app have to be?

The app must be in a beta or functional state by October 21, so there’s something to share on the show.

Will I be required to give up a percentage of equity?

Those that appear on the show will not be required to give up equity unless they choose to accept an offer from one of the Angel Advisors or investors.

When does the show air and where will it be broadcast?

More details will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Who will be the tech experts and mentors?

We are excited to announce our tech experts and talent in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more info.

 

One-Minute Video

  1. Introduce yourself (name, where you are from and what you do for a living). How would your friends describe you?
  2. What is the name of your app? Please give us a short description of it.
  3. What stage of development is your app in and what do you need help with?
  4. How much money do you need to take your app to market?
  5. What’s your story? Why are you working on your app, and why do you think it meets our criteria for solving real problems and inspiring change within our daily lives?

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