The Samsung SmartTV does not support server-side services, including database servers, or a standard connectivity model such as ODBC. Instead, Ajax-type server-side data handling is common using XML or the JSON API.
Chapter 9 will cover data exchanging between a Samsung SmartTV and a server, including necessary API design, API data processing, and optimizing server-side requests.
The design of an application depends on how efficiently its data server responds to API requests on necessary data for the application. A well-designed application development project can significantly reduce its development schedule. For efficient API data exchanges, it is vital for a developer to familiarize oneself with the server API, and actively consult with the data provider.
Chapter 9 will use the previously developed Hands Frame application to explain the API design practice.
The application shown in Figure 9-2 has a static menu list of titles in the left pane, and a focused menu item shows a list of VOD files for the item. To display meta information for ...