One of our motivations for starting the feeddo project was that we were not satisfied with the iTunes + AppleTV experience when it comes to it ability to viewing internet video on a TV screen.
“Finding podcasts, subscribing to them in iTunes, downloading the content, sync’ing it, finding it on the TV, viewing it” did not feel like a seamless experience. Apple has addressed some of that with the YouTube integration which is a much simpler browser and view experience.
Our goal for feeddo+AppleTV is to offer a YouTube like experience but based on the videos embedded in you existing RSS subscriptions, and while organizing the content based on your friends’ recommendations and your personal preferences.
We have broken down this project into 3 parts:
- change the configuration of Apple TV to include a feeddo menu with would lunch a full-screen, Apple TV optimized version of feeddo.
- port streets to WebKit 3.0. As much as we love Firefox, WebKit is the best technology choice for the Apple TV and mobile devices going forward (this also means that you will be able to run feeddo on Safari on the desktop)
- create a new full-screen, Apple TV optimized version of the feeddo experience.
Oliv just finished part 1.
We are going to do our best to deliver a first iteration of part 2 and 3 by Dec 31st.
(Thanks to Oliv for pulling part 1 off!)