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Yahoo Connected TV Developer Pulse Event


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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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Yahoo Connected TV Developer Pulse Event

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