JW Player's open-source app builder could change the mobile OTT game for smaller providers

apps

JW Player Apple TV App BuilderEnterprise online video platform provider JW Player is taking a bold step into the mobile app world. The company launched a new open-source product, Apple TV App Builder, which enables online video providers to create an iOS streaming app with "minimal" time and effort to configure and launch.

The company's first taker was one of its streaming customers, Tasting Table, which used the new product to build and launch a tvOS app within 24 hours. Tasting Table co-founder and CEO Geoff Bartakovics praised the cost efficiencies of the new app builder, saying that "even a basic entry level for me would have been in the $25,000 to $35,000 space to develop something custom."

JW Player's tvOS product is one of several new mobile app builders coming onto the market. FierceDeveloper profiles three products and companies that are changing the app development market here.

Sponsored by Google Cloud

Webinar: Remote Post Production In The Cloud

Video production companies across the world have traditionally been tethered to physical facilities, but with the advent of covid-19, remote post production capabilities are more important than ever. Join this webinar to learn more about how video producers can utilize Google Cloud infrastructure, along with partner applications, to develop a remote post production suite that brings your artists and editors together, no matter where they are.

Suggested Articles

AT&T is reportedly looking to offload Crunchyroll, its streaming video service focused on anime, to Sony for $1.5 billion.

Media analyst firm MoffettNathanson sees a second wave of cord cutting rising and warns that it could be even more damaging than the first.

Google said there are now over 80% more Android TV monthly active devices than a year ago as demand for content and video apps increases.