This post was orginally written as a forum topic by John O Dowd.
In this post, I am going to step back from the U-verse Enabled SDK and talk about the design considerations for using images in an U-verse Enabled Application. I will go over the image formats supported by U-verse Enabled Applications and the considerations you will need to take so your application will be have the layout you desire on both high definition televisions and standard definition televisions, with different aspect ratios.
Last Wednesday at the 2012 IP&TV World Forum in London awards were given for innovation, excellence and achievement in the IPTV industry. AT&T won “Best TV App” for the U-verse Tablet App and “Best Consumer Device” for the Wireless Receiver. (press release) These were not the first awards to be earned by U-verse TV. In 2011, U-verse TV won an IP&TV Industry Award for Best Multiscreen TV Service.
As the fastest growing TV service in the country* and the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider, U-verse Enabled APIs offer a lot of opportunities for developers to create applications that interface with the service.
The U-verse Enabled architecture allows an authorized personal device, such as an iPhone, to associate itself ("pair") with a U-verse set-top box. Once this pairing has occurred, the personal device can become a local application server, capable of sending commands and content directly to the set-top box to provide a wide range of new applications.Read more...
AT&T U-verse is the fastest growing TV provider in the U.S. With 3.6 million U-verse TV subscribers, 4.6 million U-verse High Speed Internet customers, and 2.1 million U-verse Voice connections, there’s lots of opportunity for developers.
Caroline Sinclair, AT&T U-verse Product Marketing, and Karim Varela, Android Support Lead, AT&T Developer Program presented U-verse Enabled Intro and Deep Dive at the AT&T Developer Summit. Members of the AT&T Developer Program can access presentation slides on the AT&T Developer Program website.