Come on in for part 9 of my “Making Apple TV Apps” series! Are you ready to forge new ground in app development? Today, we open our minds to creating apps with the new TVJS and TVML frameworks.
Choosing Your Approach(es)
As I said in a previous article, you can take the same approach to creating apps for the Apple TV as you’re used to with iOS. Xcode, storyboards, view controllers, etc., along with your language of choice, either Objective-C, Swift, or a mixture of both, are a perfectly viable approach. However, Apple has also introduced a new approach to app development with the new Apple TV.
TVML UI Template Samples
Another benefit of this approach is the ability to change the presentation of content in your app without having to submit updates and going through the approval process. Making changes to your user interface and the content it is presenting is now as easy as modifying the XML data being delivered to your app.
By Our (App) Powers Combined!
Server == Internet?
We’re just getting started with our look at this new approach for creating Apple TV apps. In my next article, we’ll walk through the step-by-step process of creating and successfully launching our first TVJS/TVML based app. I hope you’ll join me for that! Thanks as always for stopping by.