Sept. 6, 2006 – BOSTON, Massachusetts – My Dream App, an online
competition in which contestants compete for the chance to have their
ideas realized as a Macintosh shareware application, announced its
first batch of finalists today.
After launching two weeks ago, My Dream App (http://mydreamapp.com)
has drawn over 2,700 idea submissions and an overwhelming response
from the Mac community. My Dream App aims to enable Mac users without
programming experience to turn their dreams into killer apps.
Two dozen finalists will battle for the praise of over 40
high-profile guest judges, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak,
Digg founder Kevin Rose and Delicious Library developer Wil Shipley.
Ultimately, software lovers all over the world will vote to decide
which three finalists win the right to see their dream app realized.
When the contest is over, three teams of veteran developers and
designers will develop winning ideas into full-blown Mac apps.
The first finalist announced today was Herald, an app that presents
RSS news feeds as sections in a virtual newspaper. Users would be
able to create and share newspapers through an iWeb-like user
interface. Bogumil Glertier, a college student from Poland, authored
the idea for Herald.
Stick-It, the second finalist, is an app that allows users place
sticky note reminders in apps, menus, on windows, and just about
anywhere within OS X. Stick-It was submitted by Anders Melin, a
28-year-old Mac user from Sweden.
Announced third was Desktop Wars, a real-time strategy game which
transforms a standard OS X desktop into a battlefield. The game would
feature interaction by mouse, voice, and motion sensor. Desktop Wars
was conceived by Andrew Wilson, a college student from Utah.
My Dream App is the brainchild of software entrepreneur Phill Ryu.
More information on these finalists, along with comments from judges,
can be viewed at http://mydreamapp.com
Additional finalists will be announced every weekday through Sept.
15. The first elimination round will begin on Sept. 18.