App is on iTunes!
Just in time for WWDC, App is available to rent and purchase on iTunes!
Thanks, Gray Langur!
A very special "thank you" to backer Gabriel Cubbage, CEO of Gray... Read more
The Developers Union Launches Today
The Developers Union
As you know, App chronicled the struggle of indie developers dealing with the limitations of the App Store model. So along with some fans of the film... Read more
Beta Testers for The Developers Union
We’re looking for early beta testers for the The Developers Union website. If you have an app in the iOS or Mac app stores and are interested in helping... Read more
The first two commentaries of the film are out and more are on the way! Check your email for your direct links. My dear friend and app cast member,... Read more
Lots of Updates
This week, sales of the film crossed the break even mark for our immediate debt on the project! We unknowingly launched the film during what would become an... Read more
Thank you for a solid launch! Thank you for the tweets, the blog posts, and the podcast shout-outs. It's been so fun to hear the reactions to the... Read more
Quick update! If you used your link to watch the film and Vimeo told you to come back tomorrow at noon to watch the film, don't lose heart. Dismiss the... Read more
Thank you so much for your patience and support.
Keep an eye on your email over the next hour or two to get your link to watch and download App:... Read more
Title Card Sponsorship Cyber Monday Sale
Tonight I'm proofing closed captions while Jed is starting to build the S3 fulfillment system. We're down to days, if not hours, before the film is delivered!
As you know, this... Read more
The premieres were a success! It feels so good to finally start delivering rewards for you, our incredibly patient backers.
In LA we were able to get most... Read more
The Los Angles Premiere of App
The Los Angles Premiere of App: The Human Story comes to the beautiful Art Theatre in Long Beach's historic Retro Row, Thursday, Nov 16th, at 7:30 pm.
Many members of... Read more
New App Trailer is Live!
You won’t see a video like this in a keynote anytime soon. Live now on appdocumentary.com. If you love it, please share it!
Special thanks to Benjamin Lebeau for working his... Read more
Save Some Dates!
The hometown premiere will be Sunday, November 5th at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Twin Falls, Idaho with an afterparty to follow.
The Los Angeles premiere will... Read more
Apologies for the delay and lack of communication. Here's the skinny on the hold up: The colorist for the film and the editor of the trailer are both running significantly... Read more
From the beginning of summer the goal had been to release the film right before Apple's September event but it's looking more like the release will be sometime in the... Read more
The Current State of the Film... See for Yourself!
Stream the most recent cut and watch the WWDC screening panel discussion!
As you read this, emails are being sent out with a unique code for you to stream the... Read more
WWDC Screening Re-Cap
The early pre-release screening of App at WWDC was a huge success! The primary goal was to raise some money for App Camp for Girls. We brought in around $7.5k... Read more
TLDR: We're screening App at WWDC. Buy tickets here. If you can't make it we're gauging interest in a stream of the event here.
I'm thrilled to share that we will be... Read more
It looks like things are coming together for an early June Premiere at WWDC in San Jose! Don't fret if you can't make it—we are hoping to be able... Read more
Watch the latest rough cut now
We're ready to show you an updated rough of the film! Here’s the plan:
-The viewing window to watch the current cut of the film online is now open (shout... Read more
A New Cut & Festival Submissions
Hey beautiful Backers!
We are still chipping away making daily progress and we wanted to show you a new cut! Look for an update next week with further details.
As... Read more
Rolling Toward SXSW Submission
Just a quick update today...
As we shared, we had some formidable setbacks earlier this summer, mainly around funding. Also our Mac Pros were grinding to a halt... Read more
Nearing completion. Looking for help with finishing costs.
Hello beautiful backers,
This is a bit of a packed update, but if you can spare a few minutes to read it through, we would greatly appreciate it.
As many... Read more
Subtitles now available for rough cut
Subtitles have now been added to the rough cut currently screening on Odeum (check your inbox for an email with the subject Your Unique Link to Screen App: The Human... Read more
Wrapping up June
June was a big month for the project and a big month for developers. We released a cut of the film, Apple uncharacteristically pre-announced big changes to the App Store, and a... Read more
Counting down to June
TL;DR Get ready to screen a cut of the film June 9th, and we need some help with some coverage footage.
June is coming like a freight train and we're... Read more
June! We're pushing hard and plan on showing you the film the first part of June, right before WWDC. As we've said before, a story has surfaced through this process... Read more
Survey Results, Meet A Main Character, and a Target Screening Date
In our last update, we had a quick survey to see if you wanted to see the evolution of the (non-spoiler) ending of the film as it progressed. The... Read more
Is the project losing steam? Absolutely not.
TL;DR Is the project losing steam? Absolutely not. We’re still on it full-time (and currently self-funding). Plus, survey about backer exclusive content.
Hey there you beautiful backers. We hope you... Read more
XOXO Rough Cut Online Premiere - Our First Crack at the Opening of App
Wow. It's time! It feels like a lifetime ago that we premiered the cut you're about to watch at XOXO Fest.
We're so grateful to you, our backers, for your... Read more
Sebastiaan de With on Coming Back to Design
Here it is, the last of our rollout of mini-shorts leading up to the release of the edit we showed at XOXO Fest. In this short, we picked a segment... Read more
Björn Jeffery, Ken Wong, and John Gruber on the Profundity of the Touch Interface
In continuing our rollout of mini-shorts for the next few weeks leading up to the early November release of the edit we showed at XOXO Fest, we chose a fun... Read more
Jake Lodwick and Heather Buletti on How Apps Can Make Us Superhuman
If you missed it, we are rolling out a mini-short for the next few weeks leading up to the November 3rd release of the edit we showed at... Read more
Matías Duarte on How Apps Are Like Magic Spells
Great news! Moments after we posted our last update (mentioning we were looking for a release sponsor for the XOXO edit) one of your fellow App backers, Gabriel Cubbage, contacted... Read more
XOXO Festival Premiere & Upcoming Online Release Details
It wasn't without some drama, but we were able to show a rough cut of the first 12 minutes of App at XOXO Festival last weekend. To start,... Read more
Portland-Seattle Trip Summary & Upcoming Events
tl;dr Lots of great footage captured of amazing people in Portland and Seattle. Racing to break the edit. A name and design for our little filmmaking app.
We just... Read more
Edit Sprints, Panic, and our own App?!
A Quick, Big Thank You!
A huge thank you to all of you who shared our "Why Start" short and/or backed App Camp for Girls 3.0. It was so rad... Read more
A Very Special Update: App Camp For Girls 3.0
Due to your generosity, we have been privileged to spend the last year working on App: The Human Story. As you may recall, our first shoot after funding... Read more
WWDC Trip, New Logo & Website, and New Short?
WWDC Trip Recap
Many have said it—WWDC is the epicenter of the Apple community.
Last year, we went on our own dime with a small production crew. We were, for... Read more
Backer Survey Results, New York Trip, WWDC 2015
We take the prospect of dropping 2,000+ emails into inboxes pretty seriously, so we ran a little survey in our last update to see how often you would like to... Read more
The good kind of surprise.
So far, 2015 has been great for App. We’ve been busy scratching away at the edit and shooting like crazy. We also released our first short in January featuring the... Read more
Neven Mrgan on Why Skeuomorphism Is Like a Classic Car
2014 was a banner year for our project and its passing neatly coincides with us moving into a new stage of the project.
In 2015, look forward to us ramping... Read more
The Holiday Review
As we step away from our work to spend some time with our families, we can’t but help feel a great amount of gratitude to you our backers.
This time... Read more
Story, Tools, an App, and More
As we close in on wrapping up our initial interviews, we’re delighted to see common story threads surfacing and forming into a compelling arc. At this point in production, it... Read more
We're back in Portland for XOXO, an experimental festival put on by Andy McMillian & Andy Baio—who also happen to be App backers!
We started our trip with an interview... Read more
Here We Go!
Summary: First day of shooting at App Camp For Girls; t-shirt coupon deadline extended; more coming up soon...
Ah, it feels good to be sharing updates about App.
For the... Read more
You did it.
You took a small, feeble idea that was built and then relentlessly polished by two friends and you made it your own. You put your money into it,... Read more
The Third Stretch Goal: A Stiff Drink
Our third stretch goal is a stiff drink and we're working hard to reach it tonight!
We are so incredibly humbled by your response to our little project that only... Read more
2nd Stretch Goal Unlocked!
A quick update: Igloo Software just generously pushed us past $145k and unlocked our second stretch goal! Be sure to thank them on Twitter if that makes you happy.
Igloo... Read more
You Did It Again!
We set a goal and you reach it. We set a stretch goal, you reach it. We’re so thrilled to let you know that all backers now get App’s soundtrack... Read more
You Did It!
Collectively, you have funded a film! That's crazy. Thank you!
What a day yesterday was. We were told over and over again to not worry—just wait for the last two... Read more
Closed-Captioned (Subtitled) Teaser
We've gotten a handful of inquiries from hearing impaired persons asking if the final film will be closed-captioned. The answer is a resounding "Yes", and we have lamented the fact that... Read more
7% and Sponsorships
Thank you for sharing the project! Yesterday we moved 7% closer to our goal. We're doing our best to keep that momentum going.
As you would expect at this point... Read more
Dave Morin, Android, and a clip from Sebastiaan de With on working for Apple
Thank you all for backing, increasing your pledges, and sharing the project with friends. We're starting to feel a positive shift in the momentum and we're incredibly grateful.
Here are... Read more
Grit, Spit, and Story
Summary: Our story, new rewards (bonus cast commentaries featuring John Gruber, Jason Snell, Adam Lisagor, and others), and an exclusive clip from Jean MacDonald's interview.
If you take a second... Read more
We're thrilled to announce the App Stories Contest!
TL;DR: Share your story. Win cool prizes. Be featured in the film. Add your story by tweeting a link to it with the hashtag #thehumanstory, then see it appear with all the... Read more
Thanks for the solid first 4 days, backers! We're closing in on 50% funded which feels unreal. It's all thanks to you. Here's some news and highlights of what's going... Read more
This is crazy! Thanks for the love, Internet.
31% funded in 24 hours. We are reeling...and trying to catch up.
A lot happened yesterday. Here are some of the highlights.
First off, as creators it is such a... Read more