Brightcove has just announced that a set of new tools for the App Cloud mobile application service will now allow developers to apply their iOS screens and transform it into a TV-like experience. This strategic move has been based on the decision of Apple in enabling mirroring through Airplay from the Mac computer of a user in their TV screen via the Apple TV. Google has also been working on similar dual-screen functionality and this move can make the new tools of Brightcove even more in demand. This could also mean that iPhone and other mobile devices will not only be used for commercial interruptions.
A lot of speculations have been made as to how the future of Apple TV will turn out and if Apple is going to give consumers a new application meant for TVs. The App Cloud service from Brightcove is one of the ways of how individuals can create their own mobile apps for iOS and Android, even if they are not that good with programming.
Some of the features that the service offers include debugging for application errors and getting applications ready for submission via the Apple app or Google Play store. Aside from the concentration on the dual screen app tools from Apple TV, the Apple Cloud service is starting to be available without fees including a limited open source SDK. Users who wish to take advantage of features such as native ads, notifications and real time analytics, signing up for a pro version is required.
The CEO of Brightcove even demonstrated how the App Cloud dual screen app uses the fictitious movie service “Vido” through video. It shows that as he activates the Airplay mirroring functionality while a movie plays on the iPad, its screen will start to display information regarding the movie and allows him to navigate through the application.
App Cloud Dual Screen Demo for Apple
The apps that are created with the tools from Brightcove will be a good combination for TV shows that have plenty of fan followers. Users will be able to analyze the trivia that come out of every show and even control its playback.
Author: Angelina writes for Broadband Expert on topics such as technology and high speed internet. During her free time, Anj researches the latest news on these topics and also guest posts for many technology blogs.
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