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Is porting to Apple TV worth?

10-08-2015, 10:27 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Poland
Posts: 66
Is porting to Apple TV worth?

I've got this Apple TV Developer Kit and trying to prepare one of my iOS game for the device release day. What do you guys think about that, is it worth doing? Do you think enough people would buy this device so we can earn something? I've seen lots of devs asking about tvOS development on forums but I havn't seen big interest on gaming sites. I'm worried that I'm wasting my time ...again.
10-08-2015, 01:55 PM
#2
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Originally Posted by 8bitmfker View Post
I've got this Apple TV Developer Kit and trying to prepare one of my iOS game for the device release day. What do you guys think about that, is it worth doing? Do you think enough people would buy this device so we can earn something? I've seen lots of devs asking about tvOS development on forums but I havn't seen big interest on gaming sites. I'm worried that I'm wasting my time ...again.
I guess it would depend on the kind of game and amount of effort it required. There probably is some benefit for being an early adopter... That being said I don't personally see Apple TV gaining mass adoption in the immediate future.

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10-08-2015, 10:13 PM
#3
I'm interested in tvOS and I have a few ideas for it.
Sadly my country is not eligible for the dev-kit program so I couldn't get one.
After some time trying it, could you describe how the remote control works? Is it precise enough for gaming?
10-09-2015, 01:56 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Poland
Posts: 66
I think that I can't say anything about the Dev Kit (in public) before release date. This was a part of the agreement but I can test your game/app via TestFlight if you want some feedback.
10-09-2015, 10:26 PM
#5
Thanks for your kindness, but I don't have plan to port my existing games
I want to make new games that target tvOS specifically.
At least I'd need to know how the controller works before starting development.