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Android TV Apps Development

Building for Media and Games

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz
    Pages 1-8
  3. Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz
    Pages 9-19
  4. Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz
    Pages 21-50
  5. Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz
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  6. Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz
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  7. Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz
    Pages 111-115
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 117-120

About this book


Android TV Apps Development: Building Media and Games walks you through creating fantastic entertainment applications for one of the newest Android platforms. This book will demystify some of the newest APIs and present the tools necessary for building applications that run on Android TV.

Walking through example applications, you will learn the vocabulary necessary to solve real world problems and how to present your content on the television through Android. In addition to practical code examples, you will learn about various design considerations that will make using your apps an enjoyable experience for users.

What you'll learn:
  • How to design for Android TV
  • How to create a media app for Android TV
  • What are the game design/development considerations for Android TV
  • How to distribute Android TV apps


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About the authors

Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz is a software engineer at Sphero (they make awesome robots that you can control from your phone) in Boulder, Colorado and a Computer Science graduate from California State University, Fresno. His main interests are in the Android platform, Android TV and wearable computing.  He also actively participates in hackathons in the Denver/Boulder area; writes an Android technical blog and presents to Meetups in the area.

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