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Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow appear on Apple's FIRST reality show

Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow appear on Apple's FIRST reality show

The first season of Planet of the Apps is going to have ten episodes.

Apple has finally released its first original series, Planet of the Apps, with the first episode available to watch for free. Participants then try to persuade Lightspeed Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that was first to invest in Snapchat, to invest in them.

When Apple announced Planet of the Apps, a reality competition show in which aspiring app developers pitch their ideas to a panel of celebrity entrepreneurs and will.i.am, I cringed along with the rest of the internet (and, apparently, Apple employees) at the flagrant Shark Tank ripoff and painfully punny name. One problem this raises is that while each of the judges is undoubtedly successful and charismatic, they're not known for their long history of developing winning apps, or even having companies that develop apps. It generally takes a 30% cut of app purchases. That's when the work begins.

While this entire process is condensed into a hourlong episode of television, the advisors explain that they actually worked with the companies for several weeks.

"We're not in the business of trying to create TV shows". It unfolds with minimal visual flair, and many basic questions about the show go unanswered. An app for the show itself, which will feature bonus content among other things, will be unveiled in the coming weeks. "I've had a great time; I've learned a lot". Through in-depth features and interviews filled with handsome artwork and videos, the App Store's global team of editors will share the stories behind the apps and games that change the way we live and the developers whose ideas push and shape the world as we know it. But this year there was no public award show, and instead Apple recognized standout developers in a smaller, private forum according to Rene Ritchie of iMore.

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The Apple Design Awards are Apple's way of showcasing the very best apps across all of its software platforms - iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The unscripted series, scheduled vaguely for spring, follows the creators of new apps as they seek the funding and guidance needed to succeed in the cutthroat world of modern tech. Apple had announced in February at the Code Media Conference that "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" would debut in April, but it's now scheduled to debut August 8. The remaining nine in the series will be available to Apple Music subscribers.

"Planet of the Apps" marks Apple Music's first foray into original programming. "The conversation around your show becomes more important because you're not one of the thousands".

"The biggest problem with "Planet of the Apps" is that it doesn't know what it's selling - which should be the contestants", wrote Maureen Ryan, Variety's chief TV critic, in a review. "This is how I think".

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.


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