Yahoo On Lookout For TV Widget Developers

Developers with an interest in “smart” TVs might want to give a second thought to Yahoo’s involvement in the field.  Today, Yahoo put out a call for developers to build widgets for the Yahoo Connected TV Store.

Juan Carlos Perez reported this afternoon, “Yahoo is expanding its Connected TV program so that developers can build fee-based widgets for television sets that use the Yahoo application platform.”

Then Perez continued, “The widgets, which developers can price between US$0.99 and $99, will be sold through the Yahoo Connected TV Store, slated for launch next March.  Yahoo will process the transactions and split the revenue with the developers.”

Of course, this may or may not turn out to be a tempting offer, depending on the exact nature of the revenue split and how popular the Connected TV Store as a whole turns out to be.

But as evidenced by the existence of the Google TV platform, the smart TV industry is definitely growing, so Yahoo’s offer probably deserves some attention.

By Doug Caverly

Doug is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest eBusiness news.

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