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  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33603-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33603-4

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 Androidguys.com, Mashable, and ScreenItUp.com. His apps can be found at Bffmedia.com.

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

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Hour 1: Developing for Google TV and the 10-Foot User Experience 1

Google TV UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

TV as a Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 3

Google TV Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

10-Foot User Experience . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Exercises . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Hour 2: Optimizing Web Pages for Google TV 15

Displaying Content on TV Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Playing Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Displaying Text and Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Navigating the Big Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Hour 3: Using Google’s Video Templates 31

Google Video Templates . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Examining the Template Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Understanding the JavaScript for Template 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Using Templates to Show Your Own Videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Retrieving Videos Using AJAX . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Summary . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Q&A . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Workshop . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Exercises . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Hour 4: HTML5 and jQuery UI Library for Google TV 45

Video Properties and Controls . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Adding Video Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Adding Some Style . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Using the jQuery GTV UI Library . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Workshop . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Exercises . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Hour 5: Using the Google TV Closure UI Library 61

Using Closure for Google TV Web Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Using the Library to Create an HTML Page . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Buttons, Lightboxes, and Other Components . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Summary . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Q&A . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Exercises . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Hour 6: Creating a Video Sitemap 83

Searching on Google TV . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Sitemaps and Google Webmaster Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Adding Details to Video Sitemaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Tags That Provide Additional Info on Google TV . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Summary . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Hour 7: Android and Google TV 95

Android, the Google TV Operating System . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Understanding the Development Environment . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Testing Your Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Setting Up an Android Project in Eclipse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Q&A . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Exercises . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Hour 8: Using Android Layouts for Your Google TV App 113

Layout Basics with LinearLayout . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Laying Out Widgets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

FrameLayout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

RelativeLayout . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Summary . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Q&A . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Exercises . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Hour 9: Optimizing UI Components for Google TV 129

Form Widgets . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Using ImageViews . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Using VideoViews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

Putting Button Overlays on a Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Summary . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Hour 10: Organizing Google TV Apps Using the ActionBar 149

Implementing an ActionBar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Adding Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151

Adding ActionItems and MenuItems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

Using the LeftNavBar Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Putting It All Together . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Summary . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Exercises . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

Hour 11: Understanding Activities and Fragments in a Complex App 163

Understanding the Activity Life Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Understanding Fragments . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

Swapping Fragments in an Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

Using Fragments with ActionBar . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

Summary . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Exercises . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Hour 12: Using Specialized Fragments 181

DialogFragments. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

ListFragments . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

Grids and Galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

Workshop . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

Exercises . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

Hour 13: Handling D-Pad and Key Events 195

Designing for the D-Pad . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Controlling Focus . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

Programming D-Pad Key Events . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

Summary . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Q&A . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

Hour 14: Accessing Remote Content for a Google TV App 207

Displaying Remote Images and Videos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

Fetching Remote Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

Using and Parsing JSON Formatted Data . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

Putting the Pieces Together in the App . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223

Hour 15: Storing Data with SQLite 225

Organizing a Database with Tables . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225

Managing Data with SQLiteOpenHelper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

Adding, Deleting, and Updating Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

Querying Data and Using Cursors . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 231

Using a Database in the App . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 237

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . 237

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

Exercises . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

Hour 16: Creating a Content Provider 239

Using a URI for Data Retrieval . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

Building a ContentProvider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Using PhotoProvider in Our App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248

Requesting a File from a ContentProvider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

Summary . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

Q&A . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

Hour 17: Using Loaders and CursorLoaders 257

How Loaders Work . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257

Loader Classes . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

Loader States and LoaderManager.Callbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

Adding Loaders to ImageViewFragment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267

Hour 18: Developing a Complete App 269

Determining What the App Will Do . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 269

Developing the GridFragment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274

Enhancing the Activity Class . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281

Adding the ActionBar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282

Summary . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286

Exercises . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287

Hour 19: Mastering the Android Manifest File 289

Android Manifest Basics . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

Understanding Intents . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

Adding Google TV Specifics to the Manifest File . . .  . . . . . . . . . . 294

Publishing Your App . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

Q&A . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299

Hour 20: Using the Channel Listing Provider 301

Getting Data from the Channel Listing Provider . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 301

Listing All Channels . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

Changing the Channel . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307

Understanding Audio Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

Workshop . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313

Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314

Hour 21: Using Second Screen Apps with Google TV 315

How Second Screen Apps Are Used . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315

Types of Second Screen Apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316

User Interaction with Second Screen Apps . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316

Connecting a TV with a Second Screen . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323

Exercises . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324

Hour 22: Examining an Example Second Screen App 325

Preparing the Blackjack Second Screen App . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325

Running the Blackjack App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328

Exploring the Blackjack App Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330

Exploring the Anymote Library Code . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

Q&A . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

Exercises . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335

Hour 23: Developing Second Screen Apps 337

Flinging a URL . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 337

Sending KeyEvents to the TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343

Sending Mouse Events to the TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

Q&A . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

Workshop . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

Exercises . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351

Hour 24: Working with Anymote and Pairing Protocols 353

The Anymote Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353

Pairing Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358

Using Anymote and Pairing in a Chrome Extension . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . 360

Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364

Q&A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364

Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364

Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365

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Collection and Use of Information


To conduct business and deliver products and services, Pearson collects and uses personal information in several ways in connection with this site, including:

Questions and Inquiries

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Customer Service

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Other Collection and Use of Information


Application and System Logs

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Web Analytics

Pearson may use third party web trend analytical services, including Google Analytics, to collect visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on an anonymous basis, they may use cookies to gather web trend information. The information gathered may enable Pearson (but not the third party web trend services) to link information with application and system log data. Pearson uses this information for system administration and to identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents, appropriately scale computing resources and otherwise support and deliver this site and its services.

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This site currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Security


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

Children


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.

Marketing


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information


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Sale of Personal Information


Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents


California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure


Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.

Links


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact


Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice


We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020