tvOS Development

Just like designing, developing and bringing an iOS app to market, tvOS development is an art and a science that requires a variety of specialized skills. It takes a great deal more work than people think to design, code, test and release an tvOS app, and the entire process can be confusing to those unfamiliar with software development. Apple’s standards for tvOS are different then those for iOS and all apps are required to handle the Menu and Home buttons exactly as mandated by Apple.

Apple TV
tvOS Development
Siri Remote

Siri Remote

The Apple TV shares the same user interface elements as iOS devices but instead of using a touchscreen, user’s interact with the Apple TV using the Siri remote. Apple has strict standards on how the Siri remote’s Menu and Home buttons must function. UFO Apps has experience creating apps that utilize the Siri remote and conform to Apple’s user interface standards.

Graphics

The graphics that Apple requires for tvOS apps is different from those required for iOS apps. The icons for Apple TV apps need to be layered to produce a parallax effect. UFO Apps has experience building parallax icons and producing the graphics required to submit your tvOS app to Apple’s App Store.

Coding

tvOS and iOS share many of the same frameworks and user interface elements; UFO Apps utilizes our over 5 years of iOS development experience when creating Apple TV apps. UFO Apps received one of the first pre-release Apple TV developers kits and we have been building tvOS apps ever since.

Technology

  • Swift
  • Objective C
  • SpriteKit
  • Siri Remote

Tools

  • Xcode
  • Interface Builder
  • iTunes Connect
  • TestFlight
  • tvOS Simulator
  • Affinity Photo
  • GarageBand
  • Git

Skills

  • App Store Submission
  • Parallax Icon Creation

Our work

tvOS apps we've developed