By Andres Ferrate, Amanda Surya, Daniels Lee, Maile Ohye, Paul Carff, Shawn Shen, Steven Hines

By means of integrating the internet with conventional television, Google television deals builders a major new channel for content material. yet developing apps for Google television calls for studying a few new abilities - in truth, what you'll already find out about cellular or laptop internet apps isn't really solely appropriate. construction net Apps for Google television can help you're making the transition to Google television as you research the instruments and methods essential to construct subtle internet apps for this platform. This booklet exhibits you the way Google television works, the way it suits into the internet environment, and what the possibilities are for supplying wealthy content material to thousands of families.

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Info Working with Images As far as working with images, we’ll leave it up to you to use your preferred image editing software. Making an aesthetically pleasing UI is important and you’ll need image editing software to create “assets” such as icons, buttons, backgrounds, and other graphics. You’ll also likely need image editing software to optimize or scale content, such as photographs or diagrams. Applications like Adobe Photoshop are great, but they are not free. gl/BteWZ If you don’t have any image editing software currently installed, we suggest trying out one of the free open source apps to get started.

Using autozoom this way may degrade website display performance (such as with animations and scrolling), but this may be offset by the work for your design (and development) for multiple resolutions and for different TV overscan dimensions. If you want to design your site without having to compensate for autozoom, you can disable this feature with the following meta tag: Scrolling and Paging Content Traditional web pages use scroll bars automatically provided by the browser to scroll through content.

Ultimately, how well your web app is used depends on the audience (as discussed in the previous chapter), so if you know that your audience is comprised of nontechnical users, your best bet is to design an app for passive users. Despite the versatility of power users, you should note that the D-Pad is relevant and relatively important for all users. In other words: D-Pad should be the primary means for interaction with your web apps. Common Interface Elements Within any user interface, there are a common set of interface elements, to which users respond differently depending on the context of their environment.

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