Ok, so I made this app… It’s for playing a Power Hour Drinking Game. I designed what it does (which are awesome things), plus I created all the graphics myself and I’m super freakin’ proud of it. I was super freakin’ psyched when I finally submitted to the Apple Store.
Then, Apple said it was dangerous and rejected it. So I changed the description, removing anything that said “game” to fool them into thinking it’s safe. Apple was not fooled. Rejection #2. So I edited the wording within the app and removed any reference to “drinking” to further fool those suckers. Apple was not suckered. Rejected AGAIN.
At this point I got very concerned that I wouldn’t be able to get this app out to the world at all. Time to head to Android! The app is now ready for Android :)
Now back to the Apple Store. I edited lots more of wording and images within the app and description. I had to completely get rid of any time I said “Power Hour”. This is especially frustrating because I actually fought a legal battle against an asshat (and won after 3 years) freeing everyone to play Power Hours! More about that here.
Anyway, I submitted for the FOURTH TIME, having zero hopes of this working and thinking I’d actually have to change how my app works (watering it down to be some lame piece of crap) to ever get it accepted…
…APPLE WAS FOOLED HAHA SUCKERS WOOOO!!! My app is now launching on iPhone and Android on Sept. 30th!!! I’m so excited to release this thing for you guys after I worked so hard on it! (And then had to work so hard to get it to you.) Here’s the website I made to show you all the cool stuff Ali’s Power Hour App does. Check out the video too!:
There is something seriously special going down this Sunday night (on the holiday weekend!). We’re about to make some magic happen and you need to be a part of it. My No Pants Power Hour livestream show is now completely revamped. And I’m SO. PSYCHED. Check out what we’ve got to make it a bajillion times better:
A new set
Holy crap, the new studio we’re broadcasting from is freakin’ fantastic!
Hugely improved sound and video
We gonna sound and look amazingggg.
A live studio audience
Yep, real laughs from real people doing a real Power Hour with us in real time. Kickass!
A special guest for each show
This month’s guest is Chris Wright, an absolutely hilarious improv comedian.
A new crew
AH!! The videographer that came on tour with me, Dustin, is now producing the show! And we’ve got my comedian friend, Sereny, interacting live with the chat room!
A new format
Think… late night show + Double Dare + variety show + drinking game. More comedy, more music, more awesomeness, same amount of aggressive drinking.
I’m seriously sooooo excited for this Sunday. I can’t wait to party with you guys online!! Make sure you RSVP so I know your rad self will be there. And invite friends, too!
Sunday, May 25
10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT
It’s totally happening!!! Go find when I’ll be near you!
Holy freaking crap FULLY FUNDED!
Further excitement expressed in subtitle!!
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Wedidit! Wedidit! Wedidit! Wedidit! Wedidit! Wedidit! Wedidit! Wedidit! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUUUUUUU!!!!
That is what my brain has been doing all day. Tuesday was UNBELIEVABLE. The entire length of my Freedom Victory Tour Indiegogo campaign has been unbelievable! Ok I’m going to make a list of the things that I can’t believe:
- We actually made it happen!
- We actually made it happen at the very last moment!
- You all came together to absolutely explode your social networks for me!
- Narwhals (I mean, seriously. Photoshop. Has anyone ever seen one in real life?)
- The huge outpouring of love through the whole campaign!
- 1,486 contributors?!
- You guys have allowed me to make the Freedom Victory Tour a reality!
- There are actually other people as excited about this as me?!
- Tons of people felt like crap at work yesterday. (Because they stayed up late with me to see this through together!)
- Over $10,000 in one day!!
- I get to send you koozies as a bonus perk for $35k! When were were at $30k, a friend of mine laughed and said “those koozies may be a pipe dream”. (He’s not a jerk. I actually agreed with him.) I’m happy to have the honor of mailing my non-jerk friend a pipe dream.
- I get to send you pint glasses as a bonus perk for $40k!! Ok, that one was DEFINITELY a pipe dream. A dream that came to life and hit me in the face like a pipe! (That almost made sense.)
- Did I mention… We actually made it happen!!
- I still don’t have to put on pants!
To everyone that gave me their love, excitement, dollars and positivity, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. (The bottom of my liver says “screw you”, though.) Seriously, I am humbled by the support you’ve given and so grateful to everyone that helped make this a reality. I’m stunned that so many people worked so hard for me in the final hours. Wow.
I can’t wait to come celebrate with you IN PERSON!! Come say “hi!” on Facebook so we can keep the awesome connections and conversations going as I’m pulling the tour together! This is only just the beginning. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me and I’m excited to tackle it all knowing I have this amazing team of Power Hour League players behind me! Now I’m off to send you your perks and keep making more music and art to put out in the world! I’m now able to do these things because of YOU! Thank you!
Only a few hours left! LET’S GO!
Also… freakin’ pint glasses are awesome!
OMG!!!Yesterday we passed $30,000!! And today we’ve passed $31,000!! This is totally possible, players. Let’s get this fully funded!! There are about 15 hours left to make it happen.Since I’m psyched to make the koozies I told you about yesterday, I’m making that a perk that you get when we hit $35,000. YAY! Aaaaand, I’m adding in a new perk for when we get fully funded! OFFICIAL PHL PINT GLASSES!!
If we can all come together to make it happen, I’ll send one of these killer pint glasses to everyone that contributed at the second tier ($15) or higher. Plus you’ll also get the official PHL koozie! Win! Again, I’m only going to make these if we can reach our goal of $40,000 in time. LET’S DO THIS!!
There are currently 1,168 of us on this team of funders. Yay!! I love my team :) If even half of us can get someone to contribute at just the $30 level, WE’LL REACH OUR GOAL. Geez, $30 is totally doable and they’ll get the poster, koozie and the pint glass!!
So start spreading the word as much as you can. Reach out to your friends personally who you think would be into this and see if they want to be a part of what we’re building! Get them psyched to own a Shot Glass USB! Get them psyched to bring this Power Hour Party to you so we can party together!!
- Koozies at $35,000
- Pint glasses at $40,000
- You’re great. (Yes, you!)
- I’m great.
- Find some great friends to tell about this!
These next few hours are our final shot (PUN!) at making this happen. COME ON, PHL!! Let’s make some magic together!