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Want to write code for Panasonic's net-connected TVs? Now you can, thanks to the Japanase giant's opening of a developer portal tied to its Viera Connect IPTV front-end. Panasonic said the new portal provides "all the necessary documentation, application guidelines, major components [and] platform features... for delivering rich …

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Paris Hilton

lifestyle

much better platform than Android for developing an app like this, or other "adult-themed" ones.

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/04/01/app_of_the_week_wink_o_meter/ (NSFW, aparrently)

Paris because, well DUH!

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Anonymous Coward

But most importantly...

...Will it eventually allow cumbersome Flash content? Or will the cumbersome content have to be delivered using HTML5?

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Thumb Up

sky

could do with a Skygo app for for Viera Cast, the only app currently worth using is the bbc iplayer app which is pretty good.

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Stupid Gemstar guide?

Will it be possible to write a TV guide for it that doesn't show adverts and cuts the TV audio/picture when I use it?

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Devil

xhamster/redtube etc

First person to write a plugin for easy viewing for a few cents will become rich.

would it have killed them to specify at least which language to write in before forking over the cash for the developer docs?

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IT Angle

"Development requires a PC."

What kind of PC? Does the software run on specific operating systems?

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Boffin

neglecting legacy customers

shame on panasonic for neglecting legacy customers

at least there are people willing to experiment with vieracast:

http://customvieracast.blogspot.com/

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Philips have one too

For Philips, there's JointSpace ( http://jointspace.sourceforge.net/ if you're interested ). It seems to be aimed at the customers who used their HotelTV line in the past, but the SDK is available to anyone, and the API is Linux-based.

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