You can go to their concerts or movies. You can buy their t-shirts. You can buy their CDs, DVDs, lunchboxes, shoes, and haircare products. Being a fan has never been easier. And yes, for some celebrities there is also an app for that.
The celebrity app has been around for a while, but it has only just recently started to take off with true fan interactivity. Many of the pioneers in the celebrity app world have faded away as the demand has been for a user experience beyond simply listening to bonus tracks.
A year ago Adrian Grenier, star of HBO’s Entourage and boyfriend of Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada, launched a revolutionary celebrity app called Reckless. The app is connected with his production company of the same name, and allows users to have instant access to films, live signings, picture sharing, and autographs.
Earlier this week Dwyane Wade from the Miami Heat became the latest celebrity to release an app. His app, Dwyane Wade Driven, is a training app for athletes. In an interview with The Associated Press, Wade says, “It shows people ways to work out, a lot of different ways to work out, whether it’s basketball drills or not. A lot of people work out at home. A lot of people don’t have access to a gym. A lot of people don’t have trainers. So it’s kind of like I’m the personal trainer for basketball and fitness, and I’ll show them a lot of things I do with my body and for my body.”
I wish more celebrities had apps. As more and more of us fans are using smart phones and tablets daily we are evolving into an app based world, so celebrity websites are starting to feel static and dull. Celebrity apps bring the fans together in a way that simply isn’t possible within traditional social media.
I gathered a list of as many celebrities with apps I could find. If I missed any, let me know!
Celebrities Who Have Apps:
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