Kylo

Peter Van Dijck sez:

I want apps on my tv. But the UI has to be TV-UI, leanback. They should build some kind of html5 television UX standards that I could then easily build apps on. The TV UI would be quite different from the regular web UI.

The Kylo browser for televisions is a pioneer in this space. Their business is selling infrared mice that you can use as a remote. It’s a mouse that controls a pointer on the television from over on the couch.

This is a totally kamikaze user experience. But so what? They’re smack on the evolutionary cusp, figuring out how little has to change.

So are they more of a neanderthal than a homo sapiens, too close to the ancestor to live on among the descendents? How much more do they need to change, then?