Automation Testing, Connected TV, Manual Testing

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 […]

August 25, 2017

Connected TV, Experience Design, Product Engineering

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 […]

August 22, 2017

Android, Experience Design, Front End Development

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 software architecture […]

June 9, 2017

Connected TV, Manual Testing, Smart TV

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, scrolling, network […]

May 4, 2017

Connected TV, Smart TV, Testing

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 […]

March 31, 2017

Connected TV, Smart TV, Technology

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 method, by adding […]

March 2, 2017

Connected TV, Product Engineering, Smart TV

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 features […]

February 27, 2017

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 […]

February 24, 2017

AngularJS, Connected TV, Smart 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 […]

January 4, 2017