OVGuide.com Leverages Its API To Rapidly Develop App For Google Glass
The OVGuide App will allow users of Google Glass to watch a frequently updated selection of short videos to stream, including movie trailers, celebrity gossip, viral content and sports highlights from...
May 19, 2014 --
LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --OVGuide.com, Inc., one of the pioneers in online video guidance, has just launched a streaming video application on Google Glass in the first instance of an online video aggregator releasing an app on this revolutionary new platform. The OVGuide app provides fresh entertainment videos updated in the user's timeline on Google Glass. The user selects what he wants to see across new release movie trailers, the latest celebrity news and interviews, TV clips and trailers, or college sports videos. The app provides setting options to allow the user to control what type of videos they want to appear in their timeline and the frequency (real time or daily) of the updates thereby allowing users to watch hundreds of videos from providers such as CelebTV, Campus Insiders, and BoxOfficeBuz as part of its initial offering.
"The proliferation of connected devices and distribution platforms results in a complex ecosystem to manage for even the largest publishers who are deploying consumer facing applications, let alone smaller companies like ours," said OVGuide.com CEO, Sanjay Reddy. "So we made the conscious decision to build a scalable API to power all our solutions, including third party applications, so that we could then concentrate our efforts on maintaining the integrity of the large amount of online video data that we ingest and normalize daily, mostly on AWS. We were able to develop our initial Glassware literally in a week."
While OVGuide.com has a long standing Web presence and receives an average of 12 million monthly unique visitors, OVGuide's Glassware is the latest connected device application that the company has launched using its API that has allowed the company to automate and scale its operations to now encompass over 40 million structured topic pages. OVGuide has currently received over 3 million downloads of its full length ad supported movie app across iPhone (reaching a high of #3 on the Entertainment charts), iPad, Android and Roku, and is about to release the app on Kindle and on connected TVs and Blu-Ray players including Sony, Vizio and Samsung.
"Glass could ultimately be as much a game changer for video as the iPad was. I believe wearable technology, such as a combination of Glass and the smart watch, will replace the smartphone in five years and tablets in the next decade," said Reddy.
OVGuide provides guidance through the entire life cycle of an online video via its service on OVGuide.com and livematrix.com. OVGuide.com is the destination site to discover, via search or browse tools, and then consume free high quality online videos, including TV shows, full-length movies, and clips from hundreds of sources. The site has over 40 million topic pages covering over 20 categories. Content discovery features include content browsing tools, movie/TV browse tools, editor's pick videos, and listings of real-time keyword searches. The site receives an average of 12 million unique visitors every month and has released apps on iOS, Android, Roku and Google Glass. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the privately held company is backed by Baroda Ventures.
To learn more, visit http://www.ovguide.com
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