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Back in September 2019, I stumbled across a trailer for an upcoming horror film "Countdown." The film is about an app that displays a countdown for how long the user has left to live. Inspired by the app concept; being a fan of horror films and having the ability to build apps, I decided to make it for real.
STXFilms, which produced the Countdown film, initially had nothing to do with it. But after Countdown proved to be a huge success with 2 million downloads in a couple of days, STX decided reached out to collaborate, to market the film for Halloween release.
The Countdown App trended on platforms such as TikTok, where users would upload a video of their reaction. Since then, we have worked together to create campaigns for another STX horror release: Brahms: The Boy II. Users had the ability to allow Brahms to adjust their fate by watching a short teaser trailer. We have sent out notifications for competitions and to directly purchase theatre tickets from the app , targeting with a reach over 17 million users.
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Back in 2018, I saw Black Mirror S3 E1 on Netflix. A woman desperate to boost her social media score hits the jackpot when she's invited to a swanky wedding, but the trip doesn't go as planned. Having watched the show, I was inspired to recreate the app in real life. Using Swift, Firebase, geolocation permissions I challenged myself to create the app in 24 hours.
I create a Twitter account to see if I could push it out and gain some traction. It worked. I had a couple hundred messages asking for people to try it out, so I uploaded to Testflight and invited 100 people. People loved it so much that I published the app to Apple for review. Unfortunately Apple didn't love it as much and rejected the app (7 times, actually - after making many changes).
So although the app wasn't publicly available, those lucky hundred strangers got to rate each other to try get that 5.0 score. Fun fact, most images uploaded was of pets - those gained the highest ratings.
The app is still not available and I'm not planning on submitting to Apple any time soon.