Today we launched some key new features to improve the Roku channel development experience:Relaunched developer.roku.com:
The dev relations team has been writing new guides and walkthroughs - all launched today. While we've had technical references over at sdkdocs.roku.com, we've been re-writing and improving the specs at https://developer.roku.com/ - it's still a work in progress since the BrightScript and SceneGraph references are being cleaned up. Direct Publisher - Feed based channels:
Today we launched Direct Publisher - a free, easy-to-use web application for building fully-featured Roku channels without writing any code. It provides a solution for publishers and content creators interested in quickly bringing their content to the Roku audience without incurring development costs. Check out the channel tutorial to learn how it works: https://developer.roku.com/publish/channel-tutorial/channel-tutorial-indexNote: We have a new forum for Direct Publisher topics: https://forums.roku.com/viewforum.php?f=100Note:
Current SDK channels can convert their channels to a Direct Publisher channel. You will need to provide a feed and content to make this happen.SDK Developer docs on Github:
We've re-written the majority of docs and guides to better help developers build SDK-based Roku channels. It's a mix of guides, specs, and walk-throughs. As in all Github based repositories, you can watch for changes as we update them. We always gladly accept pull requests for improvements. Note: We'll be transition the BrightScript and SceneGraph reference docs over the fall, for now they are still located on sdkdocs.roku.com - more info is located at https://developer.roku.com/develop/sdk-documentation/sdk-indexAnalytics dashboard: developer.roku.com/develop/platform-features/analytics-support
Your channel developer dashboard now provides built in measurement tools in addition to support for 3rd party analytics libraries. Understand what features are available and how to track performance across channels.
In addition, crash logs are available for all channel developers in their dashboard!
We look forward to seeing new and updated channels -- Thanks for building on the Roku publishing platform!