There has to be a first post, and this is it. Welcome to the Roku Developer Blog. We want to use this to use this platform to provide the Roku developer community with information that helps you build great channels — from updates about new software and SDK releases to useful code snippets and walk-throughs of features you can add to your channels. This is not intended to replace the forums, which will still be the best place for working out problems or getting specific questions answered, but we do invite you to leave feedback or questions in the comments.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to introduce some of the team responsible for the developer program:
- Jim Funk and Ed Lee handle the business agreements and partnerships.
- Kevin Phillips is the Developer Support Manager. If developers have a nitty-gritty question about BrightScript, the Roku Platform, or related technologies, Kevin is usually the one to provide the authoritative answer.
- Chris Hagedorn is the resident Roku Channel writing wizard. Chris can be found writing in-house channels like Roku Newscaster or the Holiday Spotlight and helping partners get the most from their channels.
- Patrick Ellis (that’s me) is the Developer Program Manager. I work with Jim, Ed and the rest of the team helping developers and partners through the process of building, publishing and promoting their channels.
To get the dialog started, what topics do you want to see covered in the blog? Please let us know in the comments.