BN.com Gift Guide

Building Web Apps for Google TV [NOOK Book]

Overview

By integrating the Web with traditional TV, Google TV offers developers an important new channel for content. But creating apps for Google TV requires learning some new skills—in fact, what you may already know about mobile or desktop web apps isn't entirely applicable. Building Web Apps for Google TV will help you make the transition to Google TV as you learn the tools and techniques necessary to build sophisticated web apps for this platform.

This book shows you how Google TV ...

See more details below
Building Web Apps for Google TV

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.99
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$12.99 List Price

Overview

By integrating the Web with traditional TV, Google TV offers developers an important new channel for content. But creating apps for Google TV requires learning some new skills—in fact, what you may already know about mobile or desktop web apps isn't entirely applicable. Building Web Apps for Google TV will help you make the transition to Google TV as you learn the tools and techniques necessary to build sophisticated web apps for this platform.

This book shows you how Google TV works, how it fits into the web ecosystem, and what the opportunities are for delivering rich content to millions of households.

  • Discover the elements of a compelling TV web app, and what comprises TV-friendly navigation
  • Learn the fundamentals for designing the 10-foot user experience
  • Work with the Google Chrome browser on a TV display, and migrate an existing site
  • Use examples for developing a TV web app, including the UI, controls, and scrolling
  • Understand how to optimize, deliver, and protect video content for Google TV
  • Help users discover your content by optimizing your site for Search—especially videos
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449313135
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 118
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Andres is a Developer Advocate for Google's Developer Relations team. Prior to joining Google, Andres founded Cartosoft, a geospatial solutions provider. Prior to his work on Cartosoft, Andres served as Vice President of Operations for Geographic Technologies Group, a leading provider of geospatial services and software for local governments throughout the U.S. Andres has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and his experience includes working for various startups, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), The World Bank, and as a volunteer for various non-profits.

Amanda currently leads developer relations efforts for Google TV, YouTube and Video Search. She's been at Google since 2006 and has had the privilege to work on various products including Google Apps, App Engine and Google Wave. Previously, she held various engineering roles at Bank of America and AT&T.

Daniels is a Developer Programs Engineer who's had the pleasure of working with several developer communities since he joined Google in 2006. After starting with iGoogle gadgets, he worked closely with advertisers and agencies via Gadget Ads, then onto Geo APIs focusing on V2 to V3 migration, and now Google TV.

Maile coordinates Webmaster Central outreach efforts as a Developer Advocate based in Mountain View, California. She manages the Webmaster Central Blog — teaching developers, SEOs, publishers, and hobbyists to create a search-friendly website. She'd argue with her colleagues that Search is “where it's at.” Previously, Maile was a systems integration consultant for several pharmaceutical and technology companies, as well as for the Department of Defense.

As a Developer Advocate, Paul works to promote Google's APIs and technologies. He is currently engaging with partners to develop Video Sitemaps improving Video Search. At Google he has managed a number of internal technical support teams, Google Analytics Support and developed data warehousing solutions enabling Google's Sales and Support teams to scale.

Shawn is a Developer Advocate at Google. He works on Google TV and Google Maps APIs but previously worked on OpenSocial APIs for social applications. Prior to joining Google in 2008, he worked at Yahoo, Ariba, eBay and a few early start-ups.

Steve has been a software engineer for 25 years, starting his career with the brilliant but doomed Commodore Amiga. Prior to joining Google, Steve worked as a master software architect at Hewlett-Packard. His programming experience ranges from C/C++ to JavaScript.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; About This Book; Prerequisites; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari® Books Online; How to Contact Us; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introducing Google TV; 1.1 Under the Hood: So What’s in There?; 1.2 A New Target Device; 1.3 Remember When...; 1.4 An Emerging Opportunity for Developers; Chapter 2: Getting Started; 2.1 What Makes a Compelling App?; 2.2 What You’ll Need; 2.3 The 10-Foot Experience; Chapter : Designing the 10-Foot User Interface; 3.1 Focus on Design First, Implementation Second; 3.2 Learn from Other 10-Foot User Experiences; 3.3 Fundamentals of the 10-Foot User Interface; 3.4 Common Interface Elements; Chapter 4: Coding for the Leanback UI; 4.1 Working with the Google Chrome Browser on a TV Display; 4.2 Migrating an Existing Website; 4.3 Working with HTML5; Chapter 5: Developing Your Web App; 5.1 Putting a UI Together; 5.2 Controls; 5.3 Paging Content; Chapter 6: Tuning, Delivering, and Protecting Video Content; 6.1 Video Basics; 6.2 Embedding Video with HTML5 in Google Chrome; 6.3 Embedding Video Using the Flash Player Plug-in in Google Chrome; 6.4 Content Protection and DRM; Chapter 7: Getting Your Content to the User: Discovery, Indexing, and Search Results; 7.1 Help Users Discover Your Content; 7.2 How Search Engines Work; 7.3 Site Architecture; 7.4 URL Structure; 7.5 On-Page Optimizations; 7.6 Duplicate Content: Side Effects and Options; 7.7 Serving the Right Version to Your Users; 7.8 Working with Video: King of Content for TV; 7.9 Feeds; 7.10 Other Feeds/Options; 7.11 What’s Next?; Colophon;

Andres is a Developer Advocate for Google's Developer Relations team. Prior to joining Google, Andres founded Cartosoft, a geospatial solutions provider. Prior to his work on Cartosoft, Andres served as Vice President of Operations for Geographic Technologies Group, a leading provider of geospatial services and software for local governments throughout the U.S. Andres has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and his experience includes working for various startups, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), The World Bank, and as a volunteer for various non-profits.

Amanda currently leads developer relations efforts for Google TV, YouTube and Video Search. She's been at Google since 2006 and has had the privilege to work on various products including Google Apps, App Engine and Google Wave. Previously, she held various engineering roles at Bank of America and AT&T.

Daniels is a Developer Programs Engineer who's had the pleasure of working with several developer communities since he joined Google in 2006. After starting with iGoogle gadgets, he worked closely with advertisers and agencies via Gadget Ads, then onto Geo APIs focusing on V2 to V3 migration, and now Google TV.

Maile coordinates Webmaster Central outreach efforts as a Developer Advocate based in Mountain View, California. She manages the Webmaster Central Blog — teaching developers, SEOs, publishers, and hobbyists to create a search-friendly website. She'd argue with her colleagues that Search is “where it's at.” Previously, Maile was a systems integration consultant for several pharmaceutical and technology companies, as well as for the Department of Defense.

As a Developer Advocate, Paul works to promote Google's APIs and technologies. He is currently engaging with partners to develop Video Sitemaps improving Video Search. At Google he has managed a number of internal technical support teams, Google Analytics Support and developed data warehousing solutions enabling Google's Sales and Support teams to scale.

Shawn is a Developer Advocate at Google. He works on Google TV and Google Maps APIs but previously worked on OpenSocial APIs for social applications. Prior to joining Google in 2008, he worked at Yahoo, Ariba, eBay and a few early start-ups.

Steve has been a software engineer for 25 years, starting his career with the brilliant but doomed Commodore Amiga. Prior to joining Google, Steve worked as a master software architect at Hewlett-Packard. His programming experience ranges from C/C++ to JavaScript.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Jjxkksksmxksnckckdjajsjaasadsdddssssassssszjdkddmdodoqkwosodkdmdkdidkdkkkdkdkddkdisksksksksjfhdjdhkeijncjfcjdkf

    JjzjsjsjzjxjxzmsksakakqwqqwerrdonvndndndnfjdjdfhfifffarkkjgndkskjdjCatjdjdjjejdejdduedudjdjdjdjeidieieufifodmdmmdldxfmddjsk

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)