We are the App Show Network.
In 1938, the BBC televised The Spelling Bee, the world’s first game show. Over 70 years later, game shows continue to dominate network TV ratings in hundreds of countries across the globe. But, people still shout answers at their televisions in a clunky attempt to play along. In 2008, Apple opened the App Store and millions of people soon became addicted to playing social games against their friends on mobile devices. In 2013, we are connecting the dots between gaming and entertainment and publishing the first original game shows distributed as interactive apps. We like to call them App Shows. Part game, part show- all app.
Instead of just watching a game show, you can now participate in it. Rather than simply share what you watch on Facebook, challenge your friends to play episodes against you. At TouchFrame, tapping the screen while you watch means more than a check-in. We treat tablets and smart phones as first screens and partner with leading TV producers and YouTube channels to power, monetize, and distribute interactive game show apps for these devices.
Follow us as we launch new titles, make our App Shows available on more platforms, and show the world what interactive entertainment really looks like.
SAM ROGOWAYSam is responsible for overall operations, product and strategy at TouchFrame. Sam previously co-founded and served as CEO of the social networking site TripUp (acquired by Sidestep/Kayak). Sam also represented major media companies, producers, and talent in their entertainment and digital endeavors while practicing law at Hansen Jacobson. Sam is a graduate of Berkeley Law. His favorite game show is Press Your Luck.
CHRIS LAVENDERChris is the architect of TouchFrame’s interactive video platform. Chris previously served as the lead iOS developer at MisoMedia. He’s also built mobile systems for real-time audience interaction. An accomplished musician, Chris holds a B.A. from the Berklee College of Music, as well as an MFA from UC-Irvine with a focus in Media Technology. Chris’s favorite game show is Win Ben Stein’s Money.
JON ZIMELISJon is responsible for TouchFrame’s business development, marketing and content partnerships. Most recently, he co-founded the production company Serious Business, which produced content for Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, and Electus. Jon also served as Director of Business Development and Talent Partnerships at OpenSky, and as an agent at UTA Online. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Jon’s favorite game show is Classic Concentration.