Nothing groundbreaking, but a nice preview of Apple Music’s two upcoming original shows: Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke.
I see a lot of griping on Twitter that Planet of the Apps looks corny / phony / cheesy / whatever. Of course it does. This is mainstream reality TV. This is not a documentary about what it’s actually like to create a new app or app-based service. It’s reality TV.
For developers cringing at this — this is just how it feels to
have your industry boiled down to a digestible TV nugget. Welcome!
Planet of the Apps: Not intended for “us” but for the
mainstream. Or, now “we” know how cooks have felt about Hell’s
Kitchen for a decade.
It need bear no more relation to actual app development than The Bachelor bears to actual dating.
★ Tuesday, 14 February 2017