We’re Going to Help Find the Next Biggest iPhone App

Macgasm is happy to announce that we’re media partners for the App Star Awards, a competition intended to reward brilliant upcoming iPhone/iPod touch applications. If you have an up-and-coming iPhone or iPod touch application that you’d be submitting to the App Store in due time, hold off. It may be worth your while to wait.

Here’s how it works: If you’re currently developing an iPhone application, don’t send it to Apple right away. Instead, create a 30-second video to demo the application, and submit this to the App Star website. Thirty apps will be preselected and a jury of 19 bloggers will then select their favorite app in three categories (games, entertainment, utilities/other). Winners in each category win $1500 and an ad campaign on partner sites, including Macgasm.

I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected to be on the jury with several other prestigious bloggers and avid iPhone users. If you are interested in knowing more, keep an eye on the App Star Awards page or sign up to receive a notification.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.