MacHeist is My Dream App creator Phill Ryu’s newest pet project, and once again, it looks to be both an innovative and entertaining adventure for the Apple community. Though details are scarce (there’s only an e-mail sign up on the page currently), the blogosphere has, as always, pulled through with some “inside/secret” information about what’s going on. Apparently, MacHeist will be a five-week long event, culminating with the sale of an “uber bundle”, and including a bunch of free Mac apps along the way. Active users of the site will be able to save money on the final uber bundle by completing “heists”, or hacker/thief themed missions (such as “hacking” various Mac sites that are partnered with MacHeist). Also, according to TUAW, this encrypted message appeared on the MacHeist RSS feed (though I’m not quite sure how they managed to access this as yet unmentioned feed):
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The project is going to be invite only for the first few weeks, with users drawn from the list of those who signed up through either the MacHeist or the My Dream App site, so head on over and reserve your spot, because you don’t want to be the 11th guy in a PS3 pre-order line now, do you?
[Via: Adam Betts]
[Via: Paul Stamatiou]
[Via: The Unofficial Apple Weblog]