Google TV

  • December 1, 2010 · 6:00 PM
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In December, our topic will be Google TV. The first half of the meeting will be an introduction to Google TV from a user perspective with a demonstration of the Logitech Revue. After a short break, the second half of the meeting will dive deeper into particulars of how to optimize your web applications to run on the Google TV platform.

Good news! Appirio has come on board as one of our sponsors for this meeting. They are providing a Logitech Revue to raffle off at the end of the meeting. Plus, Google is providing another Logitech Revue for the raffle. So, we will be giving away *two* units at the end of the meeting.

Agenda

  • 6:00-6:50pm Arrive & mingle -- Food & drinks provided by Google
  • 6:50-7:00pm Announcements
  • 7:00-7:30pm Demonstration of Google TV with Logitech Revue
  • 7:30-7:45pm Intermission
  • 7:45-8:30pm Andrés Ferraté and Daniels Lee: Creating Web Apps for Google TV
  • 8:30pm Appirio sponsored raffle of one Logitech Revue

Creating Web Apps for Google TV

Learn about the recently launched Google TV platform and the opportunity to create web apps for the 10 foot UI. Andrés Ferraté and Daniels Lee from Google TV’s Developer Relations team will provide an overview of the platform, share best practices, walk through several demos, and discuss opportunities for delivering compelling web apps for Google TV.


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  • A. Karriem A.

    html5 logitech & google!

    February 16, 2011

  • Rob

    To become a true GoogleTV power-user and web app guru, you should at least OWN a GoogleTV for your own home. My wife won't let us watch any TV because of the kids, so I'm selling my brand-new never-opened Sony NSX-32GT1 for $670 with no tax ($200 less than what you would pay at the Sony Style Store $800+tax = $870). Call me at (408)[masked] if interested.

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/2126167719.html

    December 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for such an engaging and informative meeting- I look forward to more. I being a filmmaker, producer, content creator; interested in content distribution and monitization for myself and other independent producers. Could anyone share information on this subject matter. Thanks!

    December 22, 2010

  • Van R.

    Check out the video now available on YouTube from this meeting:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0l6TbXrlng

    December 18, 2010

  • K Ramesh Babu, C.

    Good introduction to Google TV: You learnt some key user interface concepts: lean-back experience, importance of leaving 10% minimum padding, etc. Best part was the raffle at the end using JUG Spinner Wheel software. Also, check out the blog post omn the event: http://sv-gtug.blogspot.com/2010/12/meetup-on-google-tv-in-google-campus.html

    December 3, 2010

  • GillesdeBordeaux

    Great presentation

    December 3, 2010

  • Joanie L.

    Interesting stuff; this looked like the "let's get to know you" rather than the focused "and here's how you hack on it" thing.

    December 3, 2010

  • kent

    It was a great meeting but it could have been better if questions were a bit more organized. Also the technical issue with the demo was a bad. I wanted to see the product in action and see why Google TV is better then the others.

    December 2, 2010

  • JP

    Won one of the Logitech Revue's that were raffled last night. Sweet. A big thanks to the host, sponsors and organizers!

    December 2, 2010

  • Paul M.

    I needed a good overview of Google TV. They provided that. Now we can go forward, from there.

    December 2, 2010

  • Peter O.

    First, thanks to Van and Kevin for all of their hard work.

    I was disappointed in the presenters. They were not able to answer so many questions.
    Perhaps the meeting can be rescheduled with some Google staff who are more knowledgeable.

    I was impressed by the large number of people who attended. They seemed to be truly interested and curious. I hope that Google TV can be successful.

    The basic question of the evening was how to develop apps for Google TV? This
    question was not answered.

    December 2, 2010

  • James H.

    Interesting overview of Google TV. I'd like more specific info on the actual programming, of Apps for Google TV and Logitech Revue.

    December 2, 2010

  • Shirley L.

    Knowledgeable speakers, equally wonderful organizers. Van is the best host.

    December 2, 2010

  • Frank

    A very good lecture

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good meetup, chance to say hi to a few folks and a useful presentation. Eagerly awaiting more specific details.

    December 2, 2010

  • Kaamel K.

    Presenters were very good and knowledgeable and the topic was well covered. Overall it was very informative and valuable. I was somewhat disappointed at what Google TV is (or more specifically, is not). There were some minor logistical issues (started late, change of agenda, went over, etc), but nothing that could tarnish the overal experience.

    December 2, 2010

  • Eliseo S.

    So far it's just a web browser on a TV! They didn't mention too much on the future API which could be the one that could really help to create a TV revolution.

    December 2, 2010

  • julian S.

    Normally these talks are chock-full of useful technical info. I felt this was just a marketing puff piece by Google. Quite disappointing.

    December 2, 2010

  • Mark

    Great meeting

    December 2, 2010

  • Volkan C.

    it was super uninformative...
    i was definitely hoping more than seeing couple websites on spotlight. disappointed!!!

    December 2, 2010

  • Richard L.

    It was OK an preso. I was familiar with much of the material. I would have liked a bit more on Google's vision for where Google TV might be going from here. Here we are post launch, and this presentation was as if Google TV was something being launched 6 months in the future. How's the launch going? Where's the excitement? What are the opportunities? Tell us how is this thing better or just different than the current and upcoming alternatives? i.e. Why Google TV? How is it any better than just surfing with an iPad in your lap while you watch TV? And what's the story with the UX?

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was expecting a talk aimed at developers, but as the speakers couldn't even state what was in the SDK, there wasn't much to take away from the meeting.

    December 2, 2010

  • Jen

    Google TV info was interesting and the product has a lot of avenues it could take which keeps it intriguing. The session could have been a littler heavier in content and more in depth information. A lot of time was spent on the same few topics.

    December 2, 2010

  • Iein V.

    I wish there was more technical meat.

    December 2, 2010

  • Bernard Van H.

    One of the best meetups! The presenters were great and it was interesting to hear directly from Logitech. Showing some example sites was a great way to introduce the subject. Can't wait to get my feet wet with GoogleTV!

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The meetup itself was great, of course. It accomplished what I was hoping for -- an introduction to Google TV. I was less impressed with Google TV. I understand that Google likes to introduce new open platforms hoping that developers will create killer apps. But I did not see any reason for Google TV. Yes, my TV screen is larger than my computer screen -- but that it because it is farther away from my eyes. If I want to use the larger screen (I don't) I can HDMI it to my computer. I don't understand why I need a separate device. I'm sure you already know all the reasons why it might not catch on, but I have yet to hear or see the reason why it will. Maybe someone in the room last night will come up with the killer app that will make Google TV a success.

    December 2, 2010

  • Crystabelle L.

    Interesting presentation. I liked that the two speakers emphasized the importance of the user interface design for this platform - a topic that I find tends to be rarely mentioned in technical presentations. And, I especially enjoyed the insightful Q&A segment, as I came away with some technical knowledge about Google TV that wasn't included in the presentation. I'm looking forward to seeing Google TV evolve!

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The arrangement was good but the demos did not work and the presentation was too flaky. Just a 30k feet overview that many of us have seen a few times by now.

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative event providing an exceptional opportunity to network with others. Highly recommened.

    December 2, 2010

  • Hitoshi

    Well organized and very informative

    December 2, 2010

  • Robert S.

    Good presenters from Google & excellent questions from the audience. The questions & answers themselves would make for a very nice blog posting.

    December 2, 2010

  • Karl P.

    good presentation -- seems like a lot of issues are still open -- I would have liked more technical discussions/information

    December 2, 2010

  • john s.

    the presentation seemed to have no useful information, except the url to get useful information

    December 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great Shown. And it was pleasure to meet Van and other people around.

    Kudos to VAN, Google team and Logitech guy.

    Tks, Nag

    December 2, 2010

  • Raymond

    Very informational presentation, but it lacked the wow factor (unless you count those Keynote transitions).

    December 1, 2010

  • Sunil S.

    I was amazed at the questions asked today. I thank Google team for dodging them right. Media is big deal and business to be in. It is new area for them. So, many questions remain unanswered. Here is my view. Unless Google makes access to content free ( dart cheap ), I do not know how it would take off. I wish best. I am still curious about why remote is not Android based. I imagine a tweet to Android remote automatically play a TV episode of LOST serial in HD which can be free to Googlers.

    December 1, 2010

  • Stephen W.

    Interesting product. Good details.

    December 1, 2010

  • Amit W.

    I can't make it, I've updated the RSVP, whoever gets it have fun :)

    December 1, 2010

  • Van R.

    We have automatic wait list managment enabled. That means the first person on the waiting list is automatically given open spots when you change your RSVP from YES to NO. Thanks for giving the spot you no longer need to someone else.

    Cheers, Van

    December 1, 2010

  • Van R.

    @Vladimar and @Ted I changed Ted's RSVP to No and Replaced him with @Vladimar. So, Vladimar should register tomorrow as himself and bring his own member profile page for identification. You can still give the Logitech Revue to Ted if you win the raffle though. ;-)

    November 30, 2010

  • Zhihong Y.

    Vlad:
    You can ue my spot.
    User Id: ted_yu

    November 30, 2010

  • Van R.

    No promises on recording. Have I mentioned lately that we are always looking for volunteers to video record our meetings? =)

    November 29, 2010

  • Rubin S.

    Will there be a recorded video available post meet-up?

    November 29, 2010

  • Eliseo S.

    @Jason probably an emulator but we'll find out in the meetup :)

    November 19, 2010

  • Jason T.

    I'm definitely interested in some hands-on tech dives in the presentation. How can we implement a service for Google TV? Is there any way to use/test/develop for the platform if you don't own one of these Logitech boxes?

    November 19, 2010

  • Suyash J.

    are they giving away google tv's

    1 · November 19, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    TV as the battleground of the next generation of internet wars.

    Do TVs run applets? If not, why not?

    November 18, 2010

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