Multi-platform app with social media networking features, that enables on-screen interaction during a live TV streaming
The app enables interaction (mobile to mobile, mobile to Smart TV, Smart TV to mobile) during live broadcasts via an integrated messenger overlay feature.
The client was looking for an experienced technology partner with a solid technical background and a combination of mobile and smart TV app implementation experience in particular.
Softeq was to create an Android mobile instant messaging app accessible on smartphones, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV with the possibility to interactively chat without interrupting the program or movie broadcast.
Softeq developed a messenger, a multi-platform app with social media networking features, that enables on-screen interaction while watching live television. The users can send IM from mobile to mobile, mobile to smart TV, or smart TV to mobile.
The on-screen interaction during a live TV streaming is possible thanks to the messenger overlay feature.
The server part hosts two databases for storing the user account-related data on a permanent basis and the chat history as temporary data. A special search system indexes all the available information thus making it accessible for the app.
Key app features:
In order to log into the messenger installed on a smart TV set, the user has to go through an authentication process utilizing the mobile app version.