VUDU Internet application platform
December 17, 2008
VUDU has launched its VUDU RIA (Rich Internet Application) platform, a standards-based platform that brings Web-hosted rich applications and services to consumer appliances such as the popular VUDU Internet movie player. RIA combines the openness and ease of development of Web applications, lightweight hardware requirements compatible with today’s consumer Internet appliances, and a lean-back user experience optimised for television.
VUDU has created an initial set of applications and services in a new area of the VUDU home page, called VUDU Labs. Available to all VUDU users, the applications include casual games, implementations of Flickr, Picasa and the entire YouTube library, as well as a new 'On Demand TV' area with more than 120 channels.