Google TV Developers Templates Released Under Apache 2 License

Google TV enables developers to build powerful websites using the same technologies they already work with. These include HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and Flash. While existing websites can be displayed in Google TV, the user experience isn't always ideal within the context of a living room.In addition to previously provided guide for optimizing websites for TV, […]

Google TV enables developers to build powerful websites using the same technologies they already work with. These include HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and Flash. While existing websites can be displayed in Google TV, the user experience isn't always ideal within the context of a living room.

In addition to previously provided guide for optimizing websites for TV, Google today released new templates and a UI library to make it easy for developers to optimize their sites for TV. Google created two template designs in HTML5 and Flash that're focused on delivering video content, but equally suitable for photos or other multimedia:

All templates are open sourced under the Apache 2 license, so developers can make modifications to these templates and customize them to fit their brand and desired functionality.

Google TV Templates

For those developers who prefer to design their own 10 foot UI, we’ve created the Google TV Web UI Library to enable TV friendly controls such as D-pad (up, down, left, right) navigation. To accommodate different web developers needs, the Google TV Web UI Library is provided in 2 different flavors; jQuery based and Closure based.

The templates require that you have the Adobe Flex 4.5 SDK installed in your IDE, and the Flash 10.2 plugin for browser-based testing.

google tv developers templates

To get started, you can download the the template you want, guide, UI library and visit Google TV Web Developer Forum to get help.

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