If you are in the New York City area this week the Amazon Appstore team will be at Streaming Media East conference located in the Hilton Hotel NYC in Midtown.
Amazon will be offering two sessions on Fire TV the morning of Tuesday, May 12th.
D101: HOW TO: Bringing Media Channels to Amazon Fire TV
Russell Beattie, Technical Evangelist - Amazon Lab126
Justin Webster, Executive Director, Product Development & Operations - The Wall Street Journal Digital Network Amazon Fire TV can help content creators and developers find new customers by making it easy to create media-based apps for the best-selling Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. In this presentation, we will dive into the Fire TV platform and show attendees how they can quickly publish their content as media apps using Amazon's open source Web App Starter Kit for Fire TV. Attendees will also hear from Wall Street Journal, a Starter Kit beta partner, about their experience rapidly developing a real-world Fire TV media app that provides a great viewing experience for their customers.
D102: HOW TO: Top Tips for Getting Your Android Apps Running on Amazon Fire TV
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
David Isbitski, Developer Evangelist – Amazon
This session will introduce you to Amazon Fire TV and what you need to do to get your Android apps ready. What does your app’s 10 foot experience look like, how will your touch controls convert to a controller based experience, how will you sync game progress across all of your players devices, and what are the TV-specific gotchas like overscan. This session will get you started with Amazon’s free Fire TV developer SDK and provide plenty of tips for getting your app up and running. Both Android Studio and Xamarin Studio will also be covered showing how you can target Fire TV using the same familiar developer environment.
If you haven’t registered for the conference but would like to check out the Amazon sessions please let us know and we can get you a free pass to attend the talks.
Hope to see you there!