Google TV, Really?

In the past few days, there have been several reports of Google opening retail stores. Every report says that they’ll sell Google TV’s in those stores. Is it a good time to start Google TV development? Yes, yes, I think so. Here are 3 quick reasons:

  1. Google TV is a software platform
  2. Google TV has a market for apps
  3. Google TV is a place to create 2nd Screen Apps – right now

In this article, I expand on these reasons and give a detailed example of creating a simple Flickr 2nd screen app using the Anymote protocol.

Why It’s Time to Start Developing Apps for Google TV

The example app shows recent Flickr Photo on your phone. When you select a photo, it is displayed on your Google TV.

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To learn more, check out the book.

Sams Teach Yourself Google TV App Development in 24 Hours

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