Samsung hosting 'Free the TV Developer Day' to boost Smart TV market

Samsung hosting 'Free the TV Developer Day' to boost Smart TV market

Summary: Samsung is continuing to push the development and future of "Smart TVs" with the announcement of a new event, Free the TV Developer Day.

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Samsung is continuing to push the development and future of "Smart TVs" at Free the TV Developer Day in San Jose today.

Smart TVs are essentially allows for personalizing and customizing the TV experience, similar to the way smartphones have evolved.

Thus, Samsung's event is intended educating and helping developers learn to build apps for Samsung Apps, an HDTV application store. Attendees will also be hearing from a number of different speakers about this technological development, including Steve Wozniak.

Developers will also get tutorials about the SDK, which should be convenient for anyone interested in entering the "Free the TV" challenge, which includes a total amount of $500,000 up for grabs for the most innovative apps submitted before November 11. The SDK supports Javascript, XML and Adobe Flash Lite 3.1. For perspective, some of the more recently released programs in Samsung Apps include Pandora, ESPN and Skype.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Samsung

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  • Dream on if you think I want Flash to crash or hang my TV

    No thanks Samsung. Go talk to MS about .NET/Silverlight and let me know when you have a real app platform and sdk.
    Johnny Vegas
  • RE: Samsung hosting 'Free the TV Developer Day' to boost Smart TV market

    I'd love to have a graphical glimpse of what's on a channel. Or graphical thumbnails of my favorite channels.

    The way it's done now is so 80's. If it reads like an olde tyme TV guide, you're doing it wrong.
    Droid101
  • RE: Samsung hosting 'Free the TV Developer Day' to boost Smart TV market

    this is a great idea as the traditional way of watching tv is the tv schedule control you, but the idea of I control the schedule program would be great.
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  • RE: Samsung hosting 'Free the TV Developer Day' to boost Smart TV market

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