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Ted Cannelongo
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I know that there's virtually no Australian content yet for Android TV despite the Nexus Player officially going on sale there.  I did take the time to build a channel lineup specific to Australia into Class6ix, though, including local content if you're near some major metro areas.  Since Ausdroid's survey of the major content providers suggests that official entertainment apps for the platform are several months away at best, at least this will give you a way to get news content geared towards Australia from most of the major sources.
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+Ted Cannelongo That is really awesome. You keep making this app better and better. I love being able to get local news from this apps.  That way I on't have to sit through the whole "program"
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Help! I went to publish my Android TV app, and one of the things that wasn't clear anywhere in the documentation that I saw was the detail about which uses-feature item to include to differentiate between Android TV devices and regular phones and tablets.  I did finally find that, but in the interim, but in trying to set up the multiple APK settings, I accidentally create a version that requires API 21+, any screen size, and a microphone.  However, the APK set for that is strictly an Android TV build, but I'm afraid that as devices start upgrading to Lollipop, many phones are going to match that item and try to upgrade to a non-functional version of my app.  I just want to remove mistakenly uploaded APK, but since I clicked Publish, I cannot get it out of there.  I'm not seeing any easy fix, and I'm really worried about the potential impact for my users.  Is there anything I can do to clean this up?
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Good call.  The APK won't match the Nexus Player without making the microphone optional.
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Just a question (the least formal of surveys, I guess) for those of you that use Class6ix: How do you find it has affected the amount of time that you spend watching regular television news?  Has it replaced it, and if so, how much?  Has it added to it by allowing you to watch video at times you otherwise wouldn't have?  While I can certainly see in our usage statistics that people are spending plenty of time with the app each month, there's no easy way to see how that's affecting what they do outside of the app.  I'm curious to know what type of impact it is having.
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You are correct, sir. My settings were to search for ipad apps. I see it now, installed it, and will run it later on on AirPlay. Thank u very much. I like that I was able to choose the California region to watch their news. :-)
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If you're looking for a way to watch the news on your Chromecast, Class6ix is now available in the UK.  The app learns from what stories you watch and skip in order to develop a highly customized newscast from local, national, and international sources.  UK users will see a lineup specific to their country.  If there are sources that I'm missing that you'd like to see or anything that's coming up that seems irrelevant for UK users, please let me know.
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Even though none of the major broadcasters in Australia are ready to support Android TV right now, if you're interested in getting a news stream, Class6ix will allow you to select your location and will pull in stories from sources including Network 7, ABC, Fox Sports Australia, News Corp, SBS 2, Sky News Australia, and The Australian.  Local content is also available for Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and Darwin.  As you watch or skip past stories, the app will learn what interests you most and will customize the newscast accordingly.  In addition to Android TV, you can also watch on your mobile device or through Chromecast.
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I get all of my news from the +Ausdroid podcast, as a result my knowledge and social awareness is a little lopsided :)
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For those in the AAA audience with an ADT-1 or Nexus Player, there are some apps available now that aren't in the curated Play Store on the device itself, including a TWiT.TV app and a news app I created called Class6ix.  There are a few third-party apps besides those created by Google that are taking advantage of the voice search from the global search screen.  My app supports it, and I've also seen search results from Bloomberg+ show up (though a warning that their app was doing some excessive recommendation updates and can make those cards go a little wonky).  I'm surprised that Netflix doesn't yet feature this.  See the link for the list of apps supporting and approved for Android TV that haven't hit the official Google Play Store app yet.
If you own a Nexus Player or the ADT-1 developer unit, you already know that the Play Store is available to you for downloading apps. Since it's still early in the game, there are a little over a h...
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Yes, and nice job with getting on ATV! 

I searched for a Class6ix Beta Community here on G+ last night Ted, and couldn't find one. Did I not look hard enough?

I know Beta testers can sure be great ambassadors for an App, as well as making it better. 

I've got some other things I'd like to go over with you about the App. I'll try to get you an email in the next few days. Feel Free to email me anytime. 
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Well, now I'm confused.  I just got a rejection notice stating that my app doesn't honor KEYCODE_MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE, but I'm currently toggling between play and pause in the onKeyUp event when that keyCode is sent in my PlayerActivity.  They didn't provide any details in the response other than to say that the app wasn't respecting that button press, so I have no clue what I need to do to resubmit to their satisfaction.  Anyone else encounter this?

Also, it would be great to get that key added to the Remote app for testing on the ADT-1, especially if it is a usability requirement.
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+Trevor Mack One way I've been testing key events is to use Robolectric.  I ended up creating a separate class that is called in my onKeyDown of my video player activity.  The unit tests for the keycodes is here:

https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/blob/master/serenity-app/src/test/java/us/nineworlds/serenity/ui/video/player/VideoPlayerKeyCodeHandlerTest.java

If you aren't using Robolectric for unit testing, I highly recommend it.   Also I recommend using Mockito to help mock out items. 
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Have any of you managed to properly set the recommendation background image?  I'm using the Notification.EXTRA_BACKGROUND_IMAGE_URI key with values that are reachable images, but I'm seeing the following from NotificationCardView: Invalid Content URI provided for recommendation background.  It is displaying the correct URL for the resource, so I know it is retrieving it from the notification correctly.  The only non-Google app I've found that seems to have gotten this to work is the Bloomberg app, which looks to be using a derivative of the RecommendationBuilder class in the leanback sample.  I even tried passing in their images (based on what I found in their logs) to rule out anything in my image itself, and even their won't load.
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Thanks...someone else pointed that out to me the other day and I was able to get that working fine.
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I've added another 43 local channels to Class6ix throughout the U.S. this week. This is in addition to nearly 100 already in the lineup.  If you know of any others you'd like to see, let me know.  Canadian and UK people, if you know of any good sources for local video news, too, send them my way.
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There actually is a web version at Class6ix.com for desktop use. The service synchronizes across any device you use, so you can pick up right where you left off.
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By popular demand, Class6ix is now available in Canada and the UK.  Though the app is the same, you'll get a lineup of sources tailored to your specific country and location.  If you can think of any national or local sources to add to the lineup - or if I've included something that doesn't belong - please let me know.

(Note that Northern Ireland postal codes are not currently selectable due to licensing restrictions, but you can still download the app, select a different postal code, and then turn on geolocation as a workaround.)
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  • University of Akron
    MS in Information Systems Management, 2003 - 2005
  • Ohio University
    BSC in Communication Systems Management, 1996 - 1999
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  • Class6ix, LLC
    Managing Partner, 2010 - present
  • AdvoCare Group
    IS Manager, 2002 - present
  • Dolbey Systems, Inc.
    Technical Support/Development, 1999 - 2002
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