By Todd Bernhard on Sat, 10/02/2010
Imagine my surprise to get an email from Adam Curry, the guy I watched in the '80s introducing music videos to the world via the just-launched MTV channel. Over the years, Adam has embraced change, becoming one of the first celebrities to launch a website and a podcast. More recently, Curry launched The Big App Show, a free app that highlights one app a day. Originally, The Big App Show was strictly for the iPhone but he has just added Android apps. Adam demos the apps in a unique way, by superimposing himself, green screen style, over the live screencast, in portrait mode, suitable for viewing directly on the iPhone.
So back to the email. For today's kids, it would be like getting an email from Ryan Secrest. Adam wanted to tell me that he liked my app, AutoRingtone, and had featured it on the Big App Show for that day! Not only had he used it, he liked it, enough to make it the app of the day, and then he took the time to email me personally just to let me know. Unlike competing "recommendation" sites and apps, there was no compensation... just a genuine review of an app he found and liked. I was thrilled and honored.
So, if you want a well-done app that demonstrates and helps you discover fun and cool apps, in a unique way or if you just remember the days when MTV actually played music videos, check out The Big App Show and support Adam Curry!