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Slides from the first Yahoo! Connected TV Developer Pulse webinar. We look forward to the next event!

Slides from the first Yahoo! Connected TV Developer Pulse webinar. We look forward to the next event!

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  • Thanks for attending! Note, the 8million devices (on slide 3) does NOT include devices from D-Link, Hisense and Hiaer as these devices have not yet shipped. The 8mm represents devices from Sony, Samsung, VIZIO, Toshiba and LG!
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  • Look back in 2010 and 2011New devices and announcements from Toshiba, D-Link, Haier, Hisense. A lot of great mew partners!New Product features and things that our developers have been asking for like Device Control, Y! Connected TV StoreAdded additional features like BI
  • With some great partnerships we have over 8mm devices!Huge opportunity for Developers!
  • - Pass it off to JP the PM for the WDK
  • We are excited to announce the release of the Widget Developer Kit v1.2.15 Get it now on the Connected TV Website connectedtv.yahoo.com
  • The first thing you’ll notice are improvements to the installation and configuration process
  • Not only we provide a well tested VM, but we’ve also now tested both VMware and VirtualBox on both Windows 7 and MacOS 10.6.4.- A great benefit of using VirtualBox on the Mac is that it is free, unlike VMware Fusion which requires a license.
  • The new engine 5.6.2 is an upgrade from last year’s version 5.4.2 of WDK 1.0 We’ve also made improvements in the desktop host implementation, which now interfaces with the engine using the same APIs that OEMs have implemented on their devices.
  • We’ve added a Toshiba simulation mode for Toshiba TV who launched a line of Connected TVs to consumers in late 2010. We now also include 5 different simulation modes for Samsung TVs corresponding to different models in the field in the US and Europe.It is important to note that even though each of these simulation modes use the same engine, their use slightly different versions of the framework and container widgets, and different UI skins and focus colors. Developers should test their widgets against these different OEM configurations to make sure that their apps work equally as well across all of them
  • - You’ll notice a cleaner looks for the Applications / TV Widgets menu, with clearly labeled separate launchers for each OEM platform.- We also wanted to simplify the documentation for our devs. Now you can be sure that all the docs are up to date because we have them online.
  • Developers are paid in USDAnyone around the world can participate in the store
  • - Hand off to Austin when done
  • Download the latest WDKBuild something cool!Submit to Yahoo! QA – 1 weeks of QA No need to submit to each OEM, Y! does all device partner QAShortest time to production is 3 weeks w/ no bugs
  • Device Control is currently in closed beta however, we are accepting a few developers in the beta. If you would like to be considered contact us. BI is a closed beta. We do plan on making a few of these features available to devs but for now we are focusing on getting it right with the broadcasters.
  • Device Control is currently in closed beta however, we are accepting a few developers in the beta. If you would like to be considered contact us. BI is a closed beta. We do plan on making a few of these features available to devs but for now we are focusing on getting it right with the broadcasters.

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  • 1. Connected TV Developer Pulse
    March 24, 2010
  • 2. Yahoo! Connected TV in 2010 & 2011
    Broadcast Interactivity
    Y! Connected TV Store
    Device Control
  • 3. Yahoo! Connected TV in 2010 & 2011
    8 million Devices
  • 4. Agenda
    Widget Developer Kit Update
    Y! Connected TV Store
    App Submission Process
    Device Control & Broadcast Interactivity
    What’s Next?
    Q&A – ConnectedTV@yahoo-inc.com
  • 5. Strictly Yahoo! Confidential | 5
    Widget Developer Kit Update
    Widget Developer Kit 1.2.15 Update
    • Download it from: http://connectedtv.yahoo.com/developer/
  • Widget Developer Kit Update
    Installation & Configuration
    • This update comes with a pre-configured generic Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS VM, to simplify the installation and configuration process.
    • 6. The VM admin password is “password”.
    • 7. Automatic system updates are disabled by default.
    Strictly Yahoo! Confidential | 6
  • 8. Widget Developer Kit Update
    Configurations Supported
    • We have tested this VM with WDK 1.2.15 on the following environments:
    • 9. Windows 7:
    • 10. VMware Free Player 3.1.1
    • 11. VMware Workstation 7.1
    • 12. VirtualBox 3.2.8
    • 13. Mac OS 10.6.4
    • 14. VMware Fusion 3.1
    • 15. VirtualBox 3.2.8
    • 16. Other versions and configurationshave not been tested by Yahoo!
    Strictly Yahoo! Confidential | 7
  • 17. Widget Developer Kit Update
    System Improvements
    • The engine version is now 5.6.2 which is based on the firmware that the majority of our device partners will be pushing to their TVs in 2011.
    • 18. The Simulator now interfaces to the engine in a more similar way to how it is done on an actual OEM device. This provides a closer TV simulation environment (although there is still no TV signal simulation).
    Strictly Yahoo! Confidential | 8
  • 19. Strictly Yahoo! Confidential | 9
    Widget Developer Kit Update
    Extended List of Simulation Modes
    • One new Toshiba simulation mode.
    • 20. 5 different Samsung simulation modes.
  • Strictly Yahoo! Confidential | 10
    Widget Developer Kit Update
    Accessibility Improvements
    • The Application Menu has been simplified for easier access.
    • 21. All documentation is now via URL links, instead of some PDFs.
  • Y! Connected TV Store
    No new APIs!
    All transactions processed by Yahoo!
    TV Apps prices from $.99 to $99.99
    Consumers can purchase in US Dollars, Euros, and British Pound Sterling
    (Developers paid in USD)
    Developers get 70%
    (After taxes and currency exchange)
    Developers World-Wide can participate
  • 22. Y! Connected TV Store
    Prioritized certification of TVs
    already in homes 2009, 2010
    new TVs 2011
    Promotion of your Apps
    Spotlight area: decided by Yahoo!
    Featured Area: decided by TV Manufacturer
    How: impress both with a high quality App submitted to Yahoo! and our device partner QA!
  • 23. App Submission Process
    Download the WDK
    Submit to Yahoo! QA
    Build and Test/QA
    Device Partner QA
    Device Partner
  • 24. Device Control
    Allow interactions between the TV and any networked device
  • 25. Device Control
    • Basics
    • 26. Communication over SSL/TLS Sockets
    • 27. End-to-End security guaranteed
    • 28. No Binary Data (images, video, etc.)
    • 29. Simple JSON based message passing
    • 30. Navigation and Keyboard Support
    • 31. Open Source iOS & Java/Android Libraries
    • 32. Closed Beta
    • 33. Open Protocol Specs
    • 34. First Support on DLink
  • Broadcast Interactivity
    • What is BI? How does it work?
    • What is in it for me?
    • What devices are rolling it out?
    • Closed pilot rollout2Hof 2011
    • Commercial rollout 2012
    • Register for pilot: send email to tvwidgets@yahoo-inc.com
  • 35. What’s Next?
    D-Link Launch
    Q3-Q4 2011
    Price TBD
    Device Control
    Closed betaConnectedTV@yahoo-inc.com
    Broadcast Interactivity
    Send your ideas ConnectedTV@yahoo-inc.com
  • 36. Q&A
    Send your dev questions to:
    ConnectedTV@yahoo-inc.com
    Q&A
  • 37. Thank YOU!
    Thank you to all of our developers!
    Send us feedback about today's event:
    svy.mk/yctvfeedback