Blog Posts by Austin Teames

  • Yahoo! Connected TV Developer Office Hours

    Last Month we provided new tools for connecting your phone and tablet apps to Yahoo! Connected TV. These included the Yahoo! Connected TV App Development Kit version1.3, Device Communication and open source mobile libraries. In addition, D-Link® launched their D-Link Evoke TV™ set-top-box for developers.

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    To kick start your development efforts, we are providing “office hour” access to our Yahoo Connected TV Developer Team at the Yahoo Sunnyvale campus from 9am to 6pm on July 24th.

    Have a question? Need some help getting started or just resolving a bug. Come by and chat with us.

    We will provide a lunch and learn session from 12 to 1 and take a deep dive into creating second screen experiences. Space is limited for the lunch and learn session.

    For more info and to save your spot, RSVP now

    Date: Tuesday, July 24th 2012

    Time: Open 9am to 6pm (Lunch session from 12 to 1)

    We look forward to meeting and hanging out while we talk code, answer questions or anything else that comes to mind.

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  • Yahoo! Connected TV Developer Event – Mobile and TV

    Three years ago Yahoo! Connected TV launched on TVs around the globe. We are now the largest Connected TV platform in the world with 8+ million TVs and well over 1 million active monthly users. We are psyched to share the next phase of Yahoo! Connected TV!

    We invite you to join the Yahoo! Connected TV team in Sunnyvale, to learn about some exciting new capabilities we are making available at the event. We will show you how to leverage your existing mobile and tablet apps to create 2nd screen interactive TV experiences that are engaging and monetizable.

    Learn how to enable your current mobile apps to communicate with Yahoo! Connected TV using our Device Communication protocol. This communication platform supports two-way message-passing between tablets, smart phones and Yahoo! Connected TV. Content sharing, keyboard, navigation, and application-specific messages can be communicated through our protocol over a local network.

    - Share videos from a mobile device to the TV

    - Send web page

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  • News for developers from Yahoo! Connected TV: WDK Update and Online Event

    Earlier this week, the Yahoo! Connected TV team released an updated Widget Developer Kit (WDK) now available for download. This release supports two different virtual machine emulation environments on both Windows and OSX, and a pre-configured VM for both environments! You can download and install the new Yahoo! Widget Developer Kit, version 1.2.15 or learn more about it at an online developer event on March 24.

    Here's a quick look at some of the new features:

    • Pre-configured Ubuntu Virtual Machine (VM), with support for both VMware and VirtualBox on PCs and Macs!
    • Based on the most recent Yahoo! Widget Engine version 5.6 deployed on consumer TVs.
    • Includes a new simulation mode for Toshiba TVs- adding to existing Samsung, LG, and VIZIO platforms.
    • New Media player based on OpenGL for better compatibility with a wider range of host development environments.

    View the complete list of changes and release notes or head over to the ConnectedTV blog for a more detailed look.

    In January, the

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