[Tizen Application-dev] Starting new application

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) tizen at rasterman.com
Tue Sep 26 03:14:46 UTC 2017

On Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:54:58 +0000 Mykola Kadutskyi <mykolakadutskyi at gmail.com>

> Hi
> I'm starting building Tizen application for Smart TV.
> The purpose of application basically will be to show html pages generated
> on my server. So application will retrieve html page and media content
> (images and videos) Then it will show everything on the Smart TV screen.
> It also will include such functionality:
>    - It will periodically do requests to check if content of particular
>    page is changed so it will retrieve new version of the page if it is
>    online, if TV screen is offline it will show existing content.
>    - It will store any videos and images in TV's storage and load from TV
>    instead of servers. So it is like caching for videos and images and html
>    pages.
>    - html pages from my server will contain also js code (will be used for
>    Animations ), so it should  be able to run it separately from Tizen's js.
>    - Application will save cached html page with media files in TV screen
>    and user can view previous states of the page.
> So my questions are:
>    1. What type of application should I start? Native (C++) or Web (html,
>    js, css) ? It seems to me that Web app is enough for this type of app, but
>    it is possible that we will add more functionality so user can interact
>    with html content through TV (app will download html from server and then
>    modify it so user can interact with it) . Is there any restrictions for Web
>    app compared with Native in terms of TV's API usage?

No Tizen TV's allow native apps... so I think that narrows your choice down.
That's a policy decision of Samsung's TV division. So the rest is moot.

>    2. If you built something like this do you have any advice what to use
>    and where to start?

I'm not a web dev... so ... no. :)

> Thank you!
> -- 
> Nick Kadutskyi
> kadutskyi.com

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <tizen at rasterman.com>

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