Handy Smart

Handy Smart TV is an app that allows users to control their Android-based smart TVs via their phones

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Tasks

The idea behind the Handy Smart TV was to simplify smart TV controls by synchronizing smartphones with Android television sets. Our role was to provide a vision on design solutions, build the app from scratch, and enable seamless integration with numerous Android TV devices. Our high-priority goals were: 

  • building a simple and fast synchronization procedure;
  • testing and implementing additional capabilities that the app was going to deliver on top of the standard Smart-TV features;
  • enabling the broad compatibility with numerous Android TV boxes;
  • designing an intuitive interface that would both replicate existing feature sets of TVs and provide a touch-screen remote control.

Solutions

  • Synchronization with TV box: via Wi-Fi;
  • Synchronization modes: active and passive (the passive mode allows for operating television software via a phone simultaneously to watching TV);
  • Supported features: text input, multi-touch, both text and voice search;
  • Software and hardware compatibility: all Android versions from 4.0 and higher; Android-TV boxes based on the Rockchip RK 3288/3188/3066 processors;
  • Design: replicating TV layout with use of the XML language; an integrated remote control tool;
  • Database and data interchange: SQLite and JSON.

Outcome

Today more than 100 thousand people are utilizing the app to operate their Android-based TVs. Handy Smart TV is one of the most efficient solutions on the market that allow users to avoid purchasing expensive additional control tools.

Technology

  • JSON
  • SQLite
  • XML
  • Android
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