Automation Testing, Connected TV

How to Build Winning Smart TV Apps With a Comprehensive Testing Strategy?

The pattern of content consumption has changed markedly in the last two decade. From mobile phones in the 90’s to smart phones to smart TVs, the demand for smart connected devices continues to grow. According to a Gartner consumer survey, worldwide, by 2018, 87 percent of the TVs shipped annually will be smart TVs. The figure below...


Connected TV, Experience Design

Top 6 Key Considerations When Developing Smart TV Application

We are living in a smart economy. Every passing day we witness a surge in smart and connected products may it be Smart Home, Smart Phones, Smart Watches or Smart TVs. The rise in digital technologies presents an opportunity to develop cutting-edge products that are both engaging and intuitive. Companies wanting to ride the smart bandwagon...


Android, Experience Design

UI Patterns: Navigation (Part 1)

A design pattern is a formal way of documenting a solution to a common design problem. The idea was introduced by an architect Christopher Alexander for use in urban planning and building architecture. This has been adapted for various other disciplines, including teaching and pedagogy, development organization and process, as well as for...


Connected TV, Manual Testing

Usability Testing for Smart TV – Quick Tips and Considerations

Usability is the degree of user-friendliness of any application. Hence, the primary focus of usability testing is to understand the way real users interact with a product and possible solutions to improve its design. However, when it comes to usability in Smart TV Apps, the focus branches into multiple aspects such as focus handling,...


Connected TV, Smart TV

Infographic – 6 Considerations for Testing Smart TV Applications

Brands foraying into Smart TV space need to provide a superior user experience for better recall and engagement as there has been a great increase in Smart TV content consumption. Unlike testing mobile apps, Smart TV apps require a lot of efforts as testing is platform specific and most testing teams are new to the platforms. We have...


Connected TV, Smart TV

Deep Linking in Roku

Deep linking is used for launching the public channel, universal search and directly open to a particular video in a public channel. According to new Roku development guidelines, all public channels are now essential to implement deep linking to pass certification. Implementation of Deep linking in Roku Step 1: Modify the main...


Connected TV, Product Engineering

7 Tips To Consider While Testing Smart TV Applications

Brands foraying into Smart TV space need to provide a superior user experience for better recall and engagement as there has been a great increase in Smart TV content consumption. So, why are Smart TVs becoming popular?  Content consumption patterns are changing with the arrival of Smart TVs. This is definetely because of the...


Smart TV, Technology

How to Install Tizen Dev build in Samsung Smart TV?

Installing Dev build across different platforms can be as direct as by pressing install button and at the same time it can become complex and go tricky for if the concerned person is operating from a different geographical location. In this blog, I will be covering Samsung's Tizen OS for a Smart TV application which requires few...


AngularJS, Connected TV

How to Convert a Tizen Application to Orsay?

Introduction Most of the Smart TVs applications are web based and are primarily developed using HTML and CSS. In case the native component of Smart TV is not used, it is easy to develop an application that can run on different Smart TVs such as Orsay, Tizen, LG, Opera, Smart Alliance, Amazon Fire etc. You can develop a Smart TV...


Connected TV, Digital Transformation

6 Top Considerations for Building a Connected TV Experience

In this era of connected consumerism, connected TVs have steadily embarked their journey. More and more users are now expecting experiential interactions to be extended to their living rooms. It is now time for brands to make TVs an essential and not optional channel while defining their digital strategies. There is a definite trend...


Connected TV, Mobility

Login With Facebook for Smart TV – User Experience

When developing a web, mobile app or a Smart TV app - login with Facebook is used for user authentication and conveniently capturing the user's social information from Facebook itself. This blog describes the steps to have a clear and consistent user experience for device login on a Smart TV.  Flow for Login With Facebook on Smart TV ...


Connected TV, Experience Design

Infographic: A comparative analysis of new age Smart TVs

These days customers interact with multiple web and mobile products and expect to receive seamless experience across the channels. Considering the importance of omni-channel user experience, brands are not only aiming to build products for web and mobile, but also foraying into Smart TV space to connect with millions of viewers, provide...