Save.TV download manager

Customer: Smilingbits GmbH 

Solution: project objectives were to create cross platform (Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS 10.x) desktop client application for www.save.tv site. 

The customer was suggested Adobe Air based client application. We have chosen the platform for the following reasons: 

  • cross platform applications (Windows/Mac/Linux);
  • rich interfaces;
  • easy migration to web and mobile devices;
  • support of REST/XML/JSON/SOAP back-end communications protocols.

The development started with collecting precise customer’s requirements and providing design mockups of the application. 

In close cooperation with the customer Concept Soft team has built the solution that meets ambitious goals set by Smilingbits Company. 

The following important functionality was developed:

  • Online EPG information: 

- Highlights, which is application home page (summary page and detail pages for the categories);  

- 14-day preview (summary pages by sender groups & day and time window);  

- Full text search & results pages (search for full 28 days, results sorted chronologically);  

- Search by category/genre & results pages (search for full 28 days, results sorted chronologically);  

- Record layer on the summary pages to create recordings;  

- Star archive (summary page with tops stars and birthday list).         

  • Possibility to schedule, manage and download video resources;
  • Registration functions, tracking and statistics functions.

Among new video home systems, Save.TV occupies a special position. 

And thanks to the developed desktop application Save.TV managed to conquer new market segments and furnish new services to already existing clients.     

Technologies: .NET, Windows Presentation Foundation. 

Project workload: 4 months. 

Teaser: 
The development of cross platform (Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS 10.x) desktop client application, providing possibility to manage video resources for www.save.tv site.