iPhone/Apps not just a geek’s hobby anymore. CNBC to air “Planet of the Apps: A Handheld Revolution”

by Mike
Posted December 29th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

If you ever thought the iPhone and mobile apps were just a passing fad, an upcoming documentary/report by CNBC may have you second guessing the iPhone and mobile applications’ impact on the global society on a whole.

The program is called “Planet of the Apps: A Handheld Revolution” — clever. Mind you, this isn’t some small, time wasting, fluff that the network is cramming in between “real” stories. Airing January 7th at 10pm (repeat at 1am), Planet of the Apps will consume a full hour of national TV. For a media world that is often slow to change and report on the gadget world, such an in depth look at a popular area of [our] lives is rather intriguing, if not a year and six months late to the party.

One of the show’s biggest highlights will feature Heroes actor Greg Grunberg (his “second job” is an iPhone app developer) and detail his involvement in developing the iPhone app Yowza (iTunes Link) — Getyowza.com.

But the App Store is full of thousands of other apps all from countless devs fighting for a chance to be the next big iPhone developer. The market is surely crowded and shows no signs of slowing. With that said, Greg Grunberg won’t be the only dev to receive on screen time as several other devs will be showcased.

So tune in to CNBC on January 7th, 10pm (repeat 1am) and give an hour of your time to “Planet of the Apps: A Handheld Revolution”. Then, crawl back here and let us know what you think.

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  • iphone teacher
    December 30, 2009 at 8:42 am

    We teach iPhone Programming and have over 200 developers currently enrolled in our online interactive training program that teaches via video and one-on-one tutors. Developers from all over the world , with little or no experience in programming are signing up and want in on the action. This is exactly what happened with the Web way back in the early 90s, except this wave is a bit smaller - but significant and fast growing none-the-less. Visit our iphone tutorials programming page for more info.

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