“Seriously Dude? An APP about Dude? Cool.” The iTunes store today began distributing Dude and Dude Deluxe, the first Dude Apps to be released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The Dude Apps feature dozens of hilarious “Dude” recordings. Get ready to laugh along with our pop culture’s greatest living word “Dude” and try to figure out what each “Dude” recording really means.
“Dude is one of the most entertaining and interesting words in any language, it means so many different things. In fact, it can mean everything. People can even converse saying nothing else but Dude,” professes Jason Moskowitz, a partner at The APP Company, the developer of Dude. “Dude is a way to say, ‘Hey read my mind right now’ and so it can mean anything.”
Dude is very famous as well, appearing in Bud Light commercials, headlining major motion pictures like “Dude, Where’s my car,” helping launch the career of Keanu Reeves and that other guy in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and appearing as the title character “The Dude” inThe Big Lebowski.
“Our goal with Dude and Dude Deluxe is to laugh out loud with one of our pop culture’s greatest living words, Dude. We want to give it the special place it deserves, with its own iPhone App dedicated to nothing but the glory of Dude,” says Scot Robinson, a partner at The APP Company and now a fan of Dude. “Early on I thought it was a stupid idea, but when I started researching and listening to people, I was amazed at how common the word really is spoken.”
The APP Company has created a website and employed researchers to create a repository for all things Dude. Moskowitz explains, “It is set up like a super interactive and fun Wikipedia listing dedicated exclusively to the hilarious and interesting uses and meanings of the wordDude;”
The Dude Lexicon:
Dude is one of the most versatile words in any language. John Swansberg of Slate identifies “at least six distinct usages of Dude:”
The admonitory Dude: the dude deployed when your buddy won’t stop humming “Umbrella” on a long car ride. As in, “Dude, enough.”
The interrogative Dude: useful for ascertaining whether you’ve dropped a call. “Dude? Are you still there?”
The deflated Dude: the dude of bad news. “Dude. Tom Brady’s wearing a boot.”
The exclamatory Dude: the dude of good news. “Dude! Tom Brady is no longer wearing a boot!”
The sotto voce (under one’s breath) Dude: for classified briefings. “Dude: Here comes that tall drink of water from accounting.”
The blissed-out Dude: more accurately rendered as duhuhude. The dude issued upon rediscovering a long-lost (Grateful) Dead tape.
Dude and Dude Deluxe
Both Dude and Dude Deluxe have been launched simultaneously. Dude is a free App and contains most of the features of Dude Deluxe. For 99 cents, users of Dude Deluxe receive additional Dude recordings, have the ability to set any Dude recording as a ringtone, can send recordings via email as MP3 files, and can prank their friends with Dude Alarms and Dude Bombs.
About The APP Company
The APP Company is a leading iPhone applications development company. The APP Company has two divisions, one that develops iPhone applications internally, and the second, APP Last Mile™ which partners with entrepreneurs to invest, develop and provide marketing and management services for their app ideas. The APP company’s core purpose is to provide iPhone owners with interesting, exciting and useful applications by investing in the most creative and selective ideas.
Via EPR Network