Create the TV Store Display Images

Before you upload your app to the TV Store you should create display images for your app. When your published app is approved for placement in the TV Store there are three images used to showcase your app:

  • an icon
  • a bookmark sample image
  • a sidebar sample image

All three images are composited into one display in the TV Store. The following are examples of these three images (icon, bookmark, and sidebar) for the Yahoo Bookmark Sample app and the Yahoo Sports app as displayed in the TV Store:

Create an Icon for the TV Store

The first image needed for the TV Store is an icon image called the Store Icon File. The icon should be 44x44 pixels. The icon is displayed on a black background. The following is an example icon for the Yahoo Sports app:

Capture a Bookmark and Sidebar Sample Image for the TV Store

Capture the bookmark and sidebar sample image using the Create TV Store Shots menu item from the Applications→Yahoo CTV-ADK menu. The composited image is created in the PNG format (with the appropriate transparency). Follow these steps:

  1. Exit from the Simulator if it is currently running.
  2. Select the Create TV Store Shots menu item from the Applications→Yahoo CTV-ADK menu.

  3. A terminal window is created and the Simulator is launched.

  4. Select the desired bookmark from the dock and return to the terminal window. Please note that the terminal window may be below or hidden by the Simulator’s window.

  5. Select the terminal window and press the Enter key. The selected bookmark’s image is captured.

  6. Select the Simulator window and launch the desired sidebar. Return to the terminal window. Please note that the terminal window may be below or hidden by the Simulator’s window.

  7. Select the terminal window and press the Enter key. The selected sidebar’s image is captured.

  8. The tvstoreshots directory is created on your Desktop. The bookmark and sidebar images are composited into one image for the TV Store. Press the Enter key to close the terminal window.

  9. Open the tvstoreshots directory. Open the most recent timestamped directory. The composited bookmark-sidebar image screenshot-tvstore-540.png has been created in the timestamped folder in the tvstoreshots directory.

  10. Submit the composited bookmark-sidebar image as the Store Image File and the icon image as the Store Icon File to the TV Store. Here’s an example of the composited image screenshot-tvstore-540.png:

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