Apple Posts Developer Casting Call for Its First TV Show ‘Planet of the Apps’

Apple has posted an open casting call for its first 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 casting call also reveals that the unscripted TV show will be more than just a show, it will also be a “launch pad and accelerator for exceptional developers.” Developers who make it to the final round will be getting investment of up to $10m from various VCs. Additionally, Apple will also be featuring the app in the App Store at the end of the show that will make it visible to millions of people.

Executive producers will.i.am, Ben Silverman, and Howard Owens are teaming up for an unscripted series about the world of apps and the talented people that drive its innovation. They’re looking for developers with the vision to shape the future, solve real problems, and inspire change within our daily lives. “We can really tell their stories as we explore how apps are developed and created and incubated,” says Silverman.

Right now, the casting call is for “100 of the world’s most talented app creators.” The apps must be for iOS, tvOS, macOS, or watchOS, and should be in a functional or beta state by October 21. The show will start shooting in late 2016. Developers can also submit multiple apps if they want to. If you are interested, head over to this link to sign up for Planet of the Apps.

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