We have seen ideas ranging from basic living-room interactive games, and second screen TV viewing experiences, to restaurant trivia networks and even in-stadium interaction with a team’s JumboTron!
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 12, 2011
In a move that will accelerate the convergence of TV's and mobile devices, the technology innovators at MOVL are announcing the official public release of their patented MOVL Connect Platform™ today at the Game Developers Conference Online in Austin, Texas. The MOVL Connect Platform™ gives developers the tools necessary to create apps that can link SmartTVs and mobile devices. The MOVL Connect Platform™ allows various devices to communicate in a shared experience and supports the creation of multi-user, multi-screen applications such as multiplayer games, second-screen TV experiences and interactive advertising.
MOVL’s technology earned its laurels at last year’s “Free the TV Challenge” contest by Samsung when their WeDraw, a two-screen drawing and guessing application, took home the grand prize. This year, Samsung has leveraged the MOVL Connect Platform™ as a tool that provides multi-device connection capability to contestants. Samsung is offering $225,000 in cash and prizes for the most innovative “converged applications.”
“Some of the multi-screen applications that developers are creating on our platform have simply blown us away” said Juan Pablo Gnecco, CEO of MOVL. “We have seen ideas ranging from basic living-room interactive games, and second screen TV viewing experiences, to restaurant trivia networks and even in-stadium interaction with a team’s JumboTron!”
There are two ways developers can utilize the MOVL Connect Platform™:
Direct Connect: Devices are connected locally for low latency games and applications.
Cloud Connect: Devices are connected using MOVL Connect's cloud infrastructure.
Since the platform is a cloud-based service, developers are free from the worry of having to provide dedicated servers and bandwidth to keep the connections flowing. MOVL Connect™ is built to handle any number of users interacting with the system at the same time.
The MOVL Connect Platform™, APIs documentation and examples are available at connect.movl.com. For more information about the company and the platform technology visit http://www.movl.com, or follow them on Twitter @thinkmovl or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thinkmovl.
Headquartered in Atlanta, MOVL is driving innovation in the social TV app revolution by creating connectivity between smartphones and smart TVs through its MOVL Connect Platform™. The proprietary platform allows for quick deployment of multi-user and multi-device applications.