blinkx Brings Video to Tizen Mobile Operating System
blinkx to deliver dedicated video app for Tizen platform, open source video player for Tizen developers
SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — blinkx, the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine, today announced a dedicated blinkx app, as well as an open source blinkx Video Player for the Tizen community. Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform for mobile devices.
The blinkx app, available through the Tizen store, will replicate the look and feel of the recently re-launched blinkx.com, tapping into over 35 million hours of online video and over 800 media partnerships to give mobile viewers access to an incredible array of high-quality videos. Whether searching for a specific clip or browsing categories such as News & Politics, Celebrity and Viral, users on the go will have the same immersive video experience they enjoy on blinkx.com.
“The blinkx Video Player is an outstanding addition to the Tizen ecosystem and community,” said Christopher Croteau, Tizen Association Board member and Managing Director of Intel’s System Software Division. “Developers will be able to access the open source HTML5 code and manufacturers utilizing Tizen will be able to more easily include video in mobile devices.”
“We’re delighted to join Tizen in making this innovative operating system even more video-friendly for both app developers and users,” said S. Brian Mukherjee, CEO of blinkx. “By open sourcing our video player for Tizen developers, we look forward to expanding further into the mobile video space.”
For mobile app creators in the Tizen community, blinkx has developed an open source HTML5 video player to help developers incorporate a fully-functional video player into their applications. The lightweight and easy-to-use code allows developers to build a single- or multi-video player experience with their own videos in multiple formats. As a result, creators of new and existing Tizen apps will be able to easily incorporate a video player with customizable playlists and configurable settings.
More information on the blinkx Video Player for Tizen can be found at www.blinkx.com/tizen.
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find rich media on the Web. The company has signed more than 800 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date.
* Tizen is a trademark of the Linux Foundation.
blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine. blinkx links viewers with content distributors and monetizes those interactions through advertising. Through its flagship site, blinkx.com, the company pioneered video search on the Internet and today has an index of over 35 million hours of searchable video and more than 800 media partnerships. In addition, blinkx powers video search for many of the world’s most frequented sites, including Ask.com and AOL. blinkx continues to develop innovative approaches to digital video distribution, and has expanded into mobile video and Connected TV through partnerships with Samsung, Sony, Roku and other industry leaders. blinkx is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and London, England. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.
Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and silicon suppliers for multiple device categories such as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, and smart TVs. Tizen offers an innovative operating system, applications, and a user experience that consumers can take from device to device.
Tizen provides a robust and flexible environment for application developers, based on HTML5. With HTML5′s robust capabilities and cross platform flexibility, it is rapidly becoming the preferred development environment for mobile apps and services. The Tizen SDK and API allow developers to use HTML5 and related web technologies to write applications that run across multiple device segments.