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open.PBS.API COVE Video Portals PMP Widgets Unified CMS Mobile Devices Custom Players Merlin Station Finder DTV Social Media Web Content Producer Site Anything! What Can Be Built on PBS APIs? Kids Video
New Product Releases on PBS APIs iPad App PBS.org Redesign iPhone App
68,000 requests per day
< 499 ms response time
API Success Exec Time Building sites on top of an API results in faster, more reliable, easier to maintain and more consistent sites for our visitors
API will support the entire infrastructure of PBS sites and apps
Product owners can quickly build products with fewer dev resources
PBS Producers and Stations
Gain easier access to content, local and national
Better able to service the needs of their web users
Quickly prototype and build applications
open.PBS.API Target Audience
Engages the community
Promotes viral distribution of public media content
Build excitement around brand and the potential
PBS Strategic Partners
Makes partner integration much easier for both parties
Generates new opportunities
What’s next for open.PBS.API?
Unified PBS API strategy consolidates the various PBS APIs into a single API (open.PBS.API)
Upcoming launch of developer portal to manage the API
The Start of Something Bigger!!
*Not the official logo of openPBS *
… of knowledge, ideas, code, applications
… among projects, best practices, stations, producers
… of development process, roadmap, priorities
… of content type, windowing, distribution…
What does open.PBS mean?
Develop a Great Cookie
Share it worldwide (publish the recipe, produce pre-mixed batter, sell baked cookies)
The world consumes and reproduces the Great Cookie
Rachael Ray tweaks recipe to make Great Cookie 2.0
Revision broadcast worldwide
The world adopts and improves upon Great Cookie 2.0 … and so on
The marketplace is changing faster than internal resources are growing.
Content is moving beyond the browser.
The web is becoming more decentralized.
Digital media is beginning to blend people, objects, and locations.
There is value in the app economy.
Through collaboration we can build better products faster and cheaper.
How We Change the Game
Ensure PBS content is relevant to new and existing audiences.
Serve the audience anytime, anywhere, on any platform.
Create an ecosystem of applications built and maintained by a community of developers.
Leverage the long-tail to support the head.
It Begins With Opening Apps
open.PBS Vision PBS will create, promote, and support an internal and external community of volunteer technologists to innovate on top of our content and services. PBS will draw upon the successes, and failures of those external technologists to improve our internal product development. In turn, PBS will adapt to the dynamic environment and thrive in the app economy.
What This Means For You
Increased voice in project features.
Access to projects contributed by others to open.PBS.
Quicker time to market for PBS applications.
More transparent change management.
Uniform content management, i.e. delivery windows managed through COVE.
Roadmap July Aug. Sept.
COVE API design research
thePlatform integration with COVE API
API Production Deployment
COVE CMS 2.0 ALPHA using COVE API
PBS.org launches powered by Merlin API
TV Schedules API used in iPad, iPhone and PBS.org
Oct. Nov. Dec.
Support for iPad and iPhone Apps
open.pbs.org landing page
openapi.pbs.org developer portal
COVE CMS 2.0 launched using openPBS.API
Video Portal transition to openPBS.API
open.PBS.API developer portal soft launch
Launch code repository for open.PBS
Merlin data included in openPBS.API
Q2 2011 & Beyond
open.pbs.org community site launched
PBS applications released under open source license