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Multi-Platform Application Toolkit

Zwicklbauer, Miggi; Broadbent, Matthew; Dufourd, Jean-Claude; Fuhrhop, Christian; Miccoli, Stefano; Schiller, Fabian; Tuominen, Ville

Authors

Miggi Zwicklbauer

Matthew Broadbent

Jean-Claude Dufourd

Christian Fuhrhop

Stefano Miccoli

Fabian Schiller

Ville Tuominen



Abstract

This paper presents the current status of the Multi-Platform Application Toolkit, an extensible platform for the simple creation of interactive multi-media applications for connected TVs. Developing applications from scratch requires considerable resources and for this reason they are often simply too costly for single formats or shows to contemplate. The situation is exacerbated when multiple target platforms are considered, such as HbbTV and Open Web. MPAT addresses this using an approach based on WordPress, aiming to make application development affordable and sustainable while creating a new eco-system for content creators, theme and plug-in developers. With MPAT, media companies can semi-automatically author their set of customised applications that are then populated with content by the editorial staff or by linking MPAT to existing content management solutions.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name TVX '16: the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video
Start Date Jun 22, 2016
End Date Jun 24, 2016
Online Publication Date Jun 17, 2016
Publication Date 2016-06
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2022
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages 135-140
Book Title TVX '16: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video
ISBN 978-1-4503-4067-0
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/2932206.2933560
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2844009