Google demoed Google TV apps in the Google I/O sandbox and shared how developers can create new engaging television experiences.
"Developers are already dreaming up big ideas for the big screen. With Google TV being upgraded to Android 3.1 and with the Android Market opening on Google TV later this summer, we hope to see more of these ideas come to the large screen in the living room," Google said.
"To help developers get started, we hosted two educational sessions:
In "Building Web Apps for Google TV", we explored some of the opportunities offered by the TV space, and dove into the technical and practical factors of designing web apps for television.
And, in the "Building Android Apps for Google TV" session, we explained how to optimize Android apps to run on Google TV. We provided an overview of the platform, and illustrated how Android developers can make sure their apps look and perform optimally on the big screen. You can view the detailed guidelines here.
Google also previewed "Anymote protocol," which enables developers to create multi-screen experiences across phone, tablet, and television. The comapny has published the Anymote documentation and remote app source code, so you can start creating your own remote experiences for Google TV.
[Source: Google TV blog]