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Computerworld NZ article..

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I was interviewed (and quoted) along with Jay Templeton (Mabode NZ) by Computerworld NZ about a Silverlight 2 project we’ve been working on over past few months (for NZ Microsoft Innovation Center) – so thought I’d mention it here . This article also appears in the November ‘print’ issue of Computerworld NZ.

Computerworld NZ Article – Welly start-up uses Silverlight to capture TV Content

nb: ‘welly’ is short for Wellington (the city in New Zealand) – also referred to as ‘silicon welly’ due to the large concentration of tech startups in the area.

Anyhow – the project is still under wraps (until official launch) – so I’m not able to post any screenshots of it here. However – as loosely explained in the article – one cool part of this system is that it’s sort of like Media Center in reverse – in that the onscreen  EPG goes back in time (rather than forward) – and you can click on shows (that were previously aired) and watch them instantly. Another fun bit is the video wall which allows you to watch multiple tv channels at once (thanks to the awesome video playback capabilities of silverlight 2) – so sort of like a picture-in-picture-in-picture-in-picture (the demo shows off 4 simultaneous channels – as this was the amount of tuners available).   As it’s done with Silverlight 2 – the client app works across various platforms/browsers (including Apple OS/X).

I’ll try to post some more info when I’m allowed. (and it’s been officially launched).


Written by mobilewares

October 29, 2008 at 5:42 am

Posted in Silverlight

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  1. Congrats Niall 🙂 Project sounds very interesting.


    October 31, 2008 at 1:05 pm

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