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Android TV Apps Development: Building for Media and Games by Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz

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Chapter    2

Planning Your App

Just like any movie or television show has to have a script, you should have a plan before you start programming an application. While you may be familiar with Android development for phones and tablets, there are many things you need to consider when creating content for the TV, depending on whether you are making a game, utility, or media application. In this chapter we will look at some of the design considerations that come into play when your users are experiencing your app from across a room rather than in their hands, and what you should think about when building your user interface to support the basic Android TV controller.

Android TV Home Screen

The first thing your users will see when they turn on their ...

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