YouTube hired Velope in February 2011 to create the Yahoo Widget Sidebar application and host shell for the YouTube Leanback Lite TV experience.
We quickly developed an Adobe Stagecraft-based application that closely mimicked the Yahoo TV UI look and feel. Our developers then integrated this UI with standard YouTube feeds. Next, we worked closely with the various SOC integrators to make sure the experience was consistent on all 20+ models of the VIA platform.
Now users can quickly browse and choose a YouTube video to play back before leaving their current viewing experience. Once they find something they like, they can launch the full screen experience and view their choice. It’s so intuitive they take it for granted. We’re flattered.