In the era of smartphones and tablets, the owners of these devices got familiar with their main features, which include extensive personalization, great user experience, ease of use, and the ability to quickly obtain potentially useful applications. After the latest innovations in TV, namely the high definition (HD) resolution and the stereo display (3D display), it takes a step further, grows beyond its original purpose and – just like what exactly happened to the mobile phones – tries to offer something more.
Weather applications can be found for almost any smart device. Because of this, I decided that the subject of my thesis is going to be implementing a weather forecast application in Hungarian language for the Samsung Smart TVs.
Apart from displaying the current weather conditions, there is a read out loud forecast function via a speech synthesizer. To make sure that the application is easy to use, it was designed to be operated with multiple different input methods. In those there is the traditional remote controller, the gesture control system of the Samsung TVs, and voice commands, which are processed with a dedicated Android application.