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Carmen Delessio is an experienced application developer who has worked as a developer, technical architect, and CTO in large and small organizations. Carmen developed the award-winning “BFF Photo” Android app. The app has more than 300,000 downloads and was the winner of the Sprint App Challenge contest in the Social Networking category. Carmen began his online development career at Prodigy, where he worked on early Internet applications, shopping apps, and fantasy baseball. He has written for Mashable, AndroidGuys, and Screenitup focuses on second-screen TV apps. He is a graduate of Manhattanville College and lives in Pound Ridge, New York, with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Natalie.

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Google TV App Development in 24 Hours will help you master app development with the radically improved new version of Google TV running Android 3.2 and Android second-screen apps using 4.2. Using its straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll gain the hands-on skills you need to build all three types of Google TV apps: Web, Android, and second-screen apps. You’ll learn today’s Google TV development best practices. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Google TV development tasks

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge

Notes present interesting information related to the discussion

Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks

Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them

Carmen Delessio is an expert Android and application developer who has worked as a programmer, technical architect, and CTO at large and small organizations. He began his online development career at Prodigy working on early Internet applications. He has written for, Mashable, and His apps can be found at

Learn how to…

n Develop for TV watchers and the “10-foot user experience”

n Create highly interactive and responsive TV apps

n Use Google TV’s optimized HTML templates and layouts

n Integrate HTML5 and jQuery into your Google TV apps

n Design effective user interaction, dialogs, navigation, and video sitemaps

n Organize Google TV apps intuitively with Tabs and the ActionBar

n Use Fragments to simplify your development process

n Store structured data locally in SQLite for instant user access

n Create and use ContentProviders

n Use the Channel Listing Provider for apps with TV listings and changing channels

n Build second-screen apps to connect Google TV with a second device

n Use the Anymote protocol to handle messaging between TVs and remote devices

n Bring it all together to build a complete Google TV app, from start to finish


ISBN 9780672336034
Genre COMPUTERS / Digital Media / General
Format Paperback
Pages 379
Publisher Date 2013-02-07 00:00:00.0
Publisher Sams
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 7.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.4 lb
Language English
Series Name Sams Teach Yourself
Audience General/trade
Authors Delessio, Carmen
Country of Origin United States

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