Previous Sponsors 2013 - San Francisco

Google TV

googletvGoogle TV is a Smart TV platform from Google co-developed by Intel, Sony and Logitech. Google TV integrates Google's Android operating system and Google Chrome browser to create an interactive television overlay on top of existing Internet television and WebTV sites to add a 10-foot user interface.

Google TV initially launched October 6, 2010, with official devices from Sony and Logitech. Google TV leverages many of Google’s existing products. Google’s Android operating system provides the underlying foundation, allowing developers to create applications that extend the system’s functionality.

Google’s Chrome browser provides a gateway to the Internet, allowing consumers to browse web sites and watch television, in tandem. Consumers can access HBO, CNBC, and content from other providers through the Chrome browser. Android and Apple smartphones may be used as remote controls for Google TV. Google TV products ship with wireless remote controls with a full QWERTY keypad. An update in November 2011 allowed access to Google Play and enabled search to find content from live TV, Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Amazon, and more.

Facebook

facebookFacebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users.

Facebook announced astonishing numbers in February 2012 upon filing for its IPO. Over 845 million users log into Facebook every month, and 483 million users log in daily. Mobile users now make up half of Facebook’s user base, with 425 million monthly actives. Facebook also announced that by the end of 2011 there had been 100 billion friend connections, and in recent months users had been registering 2.7 billion Likes and Comments per day. Facebook is one of the most trafficked sites in the US, and its international growth has been impressive. Additionally, Facebook is the top photo sharing site with 250 million photos uploaded per day. Facebook users’ passion—or addiction—to the site is unparalleled: more than half use the product every single day and users spend an average of 19 minutes a day on Facebook.

Twitter

twitterSince its launch, Twitter has become one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet. As of March 2011, there were 140 million tweets posted daily. On December 18, 2012, Twitter announced it had surpassed 200 million monthly active users. On February 3, 2013, Twitter announced that a record 24.1 million tweets were sent the night of Super Bowl XLVII. In the past year, Twitter has made the integration of Twitter and television the centerpiece of its growth strategy and notably acquired Bluefin Labs in early February 2013 as part of that strategy.

Tribune Media Services

tmslogoTMS is an international leader in entertainment information. As part of its On® Entertainment product line the company provides industry leading TV, movie and celebrity metadata that fuels the most exciting entertainment guides and applications on the planet.

In addition, this comprehensive metadata is used extensively for media measurement and analysis. TMS data is available via OnConnect Managed Services, a DaaS platform that combines our world-class image hosting with a powerful set of data delivery APIs. For more information about TMS join our developer community at http://developer.tmsapi.com.

TV Sync from Vobile

tvsyncTVsync makes true audio-video-image content recognition possible on any mobile device. TVsync is powered by the identification technology used by virtually every major content company and publisher to authenticate video and audio assets. Our patented technology enables content owners, publishers, apps developers, and platforms to create unique content consumption experiences in ecommerce, infotainment, and social applications like never before! 

TVsync empowers you to build the world’s smartest apps with ease. TVsync is supported on iOS and Android for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and smartTVs utilizing Intel, ARM, and MIPS. Plus, we offer an API portal, documentation, support, and tiered service to help you get off the ground right away.

Smartpay.tv

smartpaySmartPay.tv introduces the world's only multi-platform, multi-currency, global in-app payment solution for Smart TV applications. Enabling secure processing of credit card payments from any Smart TV app, including support for recurring payments, grace periods, multi-lingual interface and advanced server- side notification systems, SmartPay is the ultimate monetization solution for any Smart TV application.

Integrating SmartPay into your app is as easy as pasting 2 lines of code, and your app is ready to start accepting payments and customers. SmartPay has been certified and chosen by leading Smart TV and Connected Device manufacturers such as Samsung as the official billing solution in their own pre-installed apps.

SmartPay even allows cross-app PIN code-only billing, which means any customer can make purchases in different applications on his device by entering a short PIN code with her remote control – Conversion ratios have never been better in Smart TV apps! Breaking the last barrier to a thriving ecosystem of Smart TV e-commerce and commercial services, SmartPay is now inviting worldwide developers to integrate its top-tier billing solution into their apps. Come visit us at AppsWorld North America, Feb 7-8 th 2013.

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Moovweb

moovwebMoovweb offers products and services that help our customers quickly take advantage of the mobile revolution. Our cloud-based platform uses a patent-pending site virtualization and transformation approach that offers the flexibility and power to deliver incredible mobile customer experiences while at the same time leveraging 100% of existing Web investments. No expensive re-coding. No synchronization headaches. No scaling issues.

The Moovweb platform has served billions of mobile page views for an amazing set of customers; we power mobile websites, apps, and tablet solutions for Macy's, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Chico's, Ross-Simons, The American Cancer Society, Geisinger Health, Accenture, TicketWeb, Cox Communications, Golfsmith, Seagate and dozens of other businesses. Moovweb is headquartered in San Francisco.

 

 

Mashape

 

mashapeMashape make it easy to distribute, monetize, manage and consume cloud APIs. Mashape is building a world-class marketplace for cloud APIs, driven by a passionate community of developers from all over the world.