young and vibrant company with many talented software developers, come and talk to me! Digital ﬁrst, from consumers to employees. We’re a software studio. We make smarter interfaces to empower your employees and engage your customers. 6 WHAT WE DO
emerging. Nowadays Alexa, Google Home, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku are taking over the market. Drupal site owners and managers will need to have their content delivered to those devices. The world is changing More and more we see new interfaces taking over. 9 WHY DID WE DO THIS?
a huge part of our lives • Avg Canadian watches 3h 45mins TV per day • 70% of Canadians watch TV when they eat • Quality time? (UK survey) • 62% think watching TV s a way to relax as a family • ~50% of moms think TV brings the family together • A more social, interactive digital experience
streaming + Apple TV’s accessibility • OTT streaming services are now in over 64% of US households with TVs • Apple TV oﬀers: • Relatively consistent layout and design • A lot of built-in accessibility features • New Siri commands oﬀer great value for accessibility
scale. Bigger screen, but the user is also sitting further back. Amp up text and image sizing, make sure focus indicators are obvious enough. Think about context. Users are more likely to be in “relaxation” mode, maybe with lots of distractions. Keep things simple and clear, with low information density. Think about navigation. No mouse + keyboard, so less precision and ﬂexibility. Arrange elements in a grid that’s logical for D-PAD usage. 13 DESIGNING THE APP
used to store the video uploads. Image Raw Formatter. Return the image as URL, instead of formatted data. 17 SECTION Views. Used to select the data we want to export to the user. RESTful web services. Supports exporting the data as a web service. Serialization. Combined with RESTful web services it helps format your data to be served. + Custom module
out accessibility features • Apple also provides thorough documentation for tvOS developers • 2 options: use Swift or use TV Markup Language (TVML; recommended) • Many visual and functional templates from Apple • TVML apps will run on your server, can change functionality and visuals without redeploying to the Apple Store • Easy to implement designs
a couple of weeks, and was fairly painless, especially if relevant content is already on a website. Demonstrate to stakeholders that ease and value of developing accessible TV apps! Thank you! @rfsbsb @TwittyCara @myplanet @myplanethq @myplanet Psst: we’re hiring! Find Myplanet on Glassdoor or LinkedIn!