The Silicon Valley showrunners went ahead and made a real version of the absurd app that appeared in a recent episode of the show.
Have you been watching Silicon Valley on HBO? If so, that’s great news. It’s one of the best comedies running on television today, and I’ll contend that it’s been stellar since it started.
If you haven’t been watching Silicon Valley, then I suggest you do. Don’t worry, I won’t be spoiling anything here with this story, but you should absolutely dig into the show.
As for the app? Well, some of the show’s characters start SeeFood, and create an application that can look at food and discern whether or not it is a hot dog. That app has been developed and released on iOS, and you can totally try it for yourself. So far as I can tell, it works.
Hotdog? Or, Not Hotdog?
Releasing this application for actual use is completely stupid and unnecessary. I totally get that. Still, I love when fictional shows decide to break the fourth wall and share things like this with the public.
I always dug when shows like Scrubs, for instance, would talk about a website during an episode. I’d try the URL referenced and find that the site was actually developed by the showrunners. That stuff is awesome.