My Dream App, the revolutionary new 'American Idol' of software from Phill Ryu which we've been covering, has officially opened the first elimination round voting to the public. A total of 24 apps are on the chopping block, and it's up to y'all to decide which are voted off the island, and which get to run a health juice shop together, er, something. You can vote for up to 18 contestants, and the big-name judges like Wil Shipley (Delicious Library), Nicholas Jitkoff (Quicksilver), David Watanabe (Acquisition, NewsFire), Allan Odgaard (TextMate), Cabel Sasser (Panic), Brent Simmons (NetNewsWire), Ken Case (OmniGroup) and Gus Mueller (VoodooPad) have added their comments and opinions to each of the apps (you can see all comments by clicking on each of the contestants on the left). Voting closes at 11:59 EDT Friday, September 22nd though, so you'd better run (as opposed to the typical 'walk' or 'mosey') to add your two cents on which apps make the cut.
As an added bonus, voters will be offered a free license to Pzizz, the strangely named (but critically acclaimed) app that helps users achieve a heightened state of relaxation through specialized sounds. While we don't recommend using this to fall asleep at work, it is $40 worth of software for free, so what do you have to lose? Go vote on My Dream App and help be a part of innovative software development history.