“KontrolTV offers develpers a simple way to create multi-screen applications for SmartTVs, and offers consumers a new and better way to discover and interact with SmartTV content: using their mobile device,” said CEO Juan Pablo Gnecco.
(PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Atlanta-based tech company MOVL will be returning to Google’s developer conference, Google I/O. This marks the second year in a row that the team has been invited to Google TV’s own Sandbox to unveil their new product, Kontrol TV, which will act as a hub for all second screen experiences built on MOVL’s multi-screen platform.
“KontrolTV offers develpers a simple way to create multi-screen applications for SmartTVs, and offers consumers a new and better way to discover and interact with SmartTV content: using their mobile device,” said CEO Juan Pablo Gnecco. Using KontrolTV developers will be able to develop once and publish to several SmartTV platforms, including Samsung SmartTVs, GoogleTV, LG, with Toshiba and Dish coming soon.
KontrolTV’s content library will be comprised of experiences built with the MOVL Connect Platform, a free-to-use cloud-based service and set of APIs that allows developers to seamlessly create multi-screen applications. The new multi-screen functionality also allows for new ways of monetization, giving brands the ability to have engaging, transactional, dual screen advertising.
The group will also be showing games that demonstrate the new features of the Connect Platform, including a simplified lobby system which allows for unlimited users to interact in real-time over the internet.
“KontrolTV is the ideal way to interact with your TV,” said Alan Queen, MOVL cofounder and CTO. “I mean really, who hasn’t looked down at their smartphone and wished they could control a TV-sized video game with it? Your mobile device could be your steering wheel or contain your game inventory… there’s no limit for creators. We’re excited to put this platform in the hands of some able-bodied developers and see what they can do with it.”
Headquartered in Atlanta, MOVL is driving innovation in the social TV app revolution by creating connectivity between smartphones and smart TVs through it's MOVL Connect Platform. The proprietary platform allows for quick deployment of multi-user, multi-screen and multi-device applications.