Beginning TiVo Programming

Beginning TiVo Programming

by John Brosnan, Kyle Copeland
     
 

Now you can extend the world's most popular DVR by utilizing the TiVo Home Media Engine SDK. With the Java-based HME you can build new and exciting applications for broadband-connected Series 2 devices, and inside you will find numerous real-world examples that will help you deploy your own applications to TiVo quickly and easily.

Java developers John Brosnan

Overview

Now you can extend the world's most popular DVR by utilizing the TiVo Home Media Engine SDK. With the Java-based HME you can build new and exciting applications for broadband-connected Series 2 devices, and inside you will find numerous real-world examples that will help you deploy your own applications to TiVo quickly and easily.

Java developers John Brosnan and Kyle Copeland walk you through the design and architecture of TiVo applications and provide a clear path to implementation. They begin by describing software development for the TiVo platform, covering the basic building blocks of application design and how to respond to events. Next you'll find out how to create more advanced applications using TiVo's component library. You'll then discover how to polish your final product and package it for others to integrate into their TiVo experience.

What you will learn from this book

  • Techniques for configuring your development environment

  • How the TiVo HME SDK functions

  • Methods for displaying images & text

  • How to play audio files and streams

  • Ways to optimize the behavior of your application

  • How to include animations in your application

  • Best practices for packaging your application for deployment

  • How to manage the application lifecycle

Who this book is for

Readers with Java experience who want to build interactive applications for TiVo Series 2 DVRs.

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470054277
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/12/2007
Series:
Wrox Beginning Guides
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

John Brosnan co-wrote the TiVo HME Developer Challenge grand-prize winning application, AudioFaucet. He has been involved in HME applications for other companies and brings a strong background in Java. John has been a Java programmer for the past five years, primarily in the telecom industry, writing web enterprise applications.

Kyle Copeland co-wrote the TiVo HME Developer Challenge grand-prize winning application, AudioFaucet, and has been involved in the ongoing development for AudioFaucet. Working in the cable industry for the past ten years developing products for consumers nationwide has given Kyle great insight into the customer experience, and a rich background in developing products and services for consumers.

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