Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Age Rating: 4+
Free; monthly charge for server and database access
In a world where reality TV is more prominent than the oxygen around us, the business of contracts, consent and release forms require more paper than the forests churning out aforementioned air supply. That’s why a lot of apps are now looking at ways to process, manage and archive paperless documents to make simpler and a little more green. This is where the industries of reality TV and business admin combine in one app, offering function and conservation for those of us lucky to be TV executives. Which, admittedly, is not many of us. Myself included.
Ok, so this app’s demographic may extend more to the tens, than thousands, but nonetheless it’s a different kind of download selling its wares in a unique and niche way. Stay with me.
Digital PA creates a paperless solution for hundreds of releases associated with real life productions, including field execution, storage, search, accuracy and security capabilities in the one, free app.
Developer WagonWorks believes the software will save TV studios significant time and money on otherwise labour-intensive tasks.
Standout features of Digital PA include managing unlimited customised contracts simultaneously; executing releases online and offline with electronic signatures; providing a central account for multiple users and creating a searchable database on a secure server, among others.
The app itself is free but there is a monthly charge for server and database access.
When you look at the influx of top-rating reality programs (think The X Factor, Big Brother. The Voice and Farmer Wants a Wife), the niche for an app as specific as this is not entirely irrelevant.