Software Dreams Become Reality with My Dream App

August 21, 2006

Software entrepreneur Phill Ryu announced "My Dream App" ( today, a new competition that invites participants to submit their best ideas for a killer app. Contestants will compete for a chance to have their idea realized as a Macintosh shareware application and earn royalties on software sales, as well as take home one of many Macs and iPods available as prizes for finalists.

Forty popular Mac developers, well-known bloggers, established members of the tech media, top-notch UI designers and even Apple alumni have signed on to My Dream App as guest judges to offer expert critique during the event. Judges include founder Kevin Rose, New York Times columnist and best-selling author David Pogue, former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

The initial entries will be narrowed down to 24 innovative ideas by the My Dream App development team. Visitors of the site will then vote to decide which app ideas stay in competition and which get eliminated until three winning ideas remain. Constant feedback from guest judges and users will enable finalists to improve upon their original idea. Each finalist will maintain a blog on the My Dream App website to document progress.Submissions are open to everyone beginning Aug. 21, 2006 through Aug. 30, 2006. After all submissions are reviewed, finalists will be announced. The first week of user voting will commence on Sept. 21, 2006.

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