My Dream App well under way
Phill Ryu – a recent recipient of the Apple Design Award – spearheaded a new movement for the Apple community in hopes of developing select users “dream apps”. The notion behind My Dream App is simple: thousands upon thousands of OS X users have ideas, yet lack the expertise or skill-set to code those very dreams into reality. My Dream App aims at bridging the gap between the thinkers, and the doers.
My Dream App is a grand experiment to see what happens when you combine the expertise of some of the best talents in the software and tech world with great ideas and feedback from everyone else.
The contest, judged by a panel of respected developers, is well under way. Check out the lively forums for an idea of the types application ideas that have been floating around in the heads of Apple fans from around the globe. Contestants are gunning for the top as My Dream App promises to deliver a worthy prize package as well as a lucrative royalties agreement in the event an idea materializes into an actual distributed application.
There’s lots of prizes for the winners (and runners up). We’re giving away 18 iPods, and 6 Macintosh computers. But the big prize goes to the three final winners: a contract to have their ideas developed into full-blown shareware applications, with royalties for life.
OS X users definitely have a number of application options as it is. Check out MacUpdate for an idea of the sheer number of freeware / shareware apps available to users.
Despite the incredible number of options, chances are that there is something out there worth improving or creating. Do you think you have a killer idea for an application which should make its way through the development stages? Submit your idea straightaway and takes your chances.