HBO Next-Gen UI / UX Revealed

Software developers and user interface designers at Time Warner Inc.’s HBO subsidiary are racing to introduce next-generation user interfaces for products like HBO Go and HBO Now, 21 patent applications obtained by The Donohue Report on Thursday indicate.

The inventions show how HBO could use IP video distribution to compete not only with rival content providers like Showtime, but how it may be able to compete with incumbent pay TV distributors like Comcast and AT&T with the launch of new direct-to-consumer subscription services.

Furtwangler
Furtwangler

HBO Senior Software Engineer and Architect Brandon Furtwangler is named as an inventor on the bulk of the patent applications that appeared in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office database on Thursday. All 21 applications were filed by HBO in September 2015.

Here are links to HBO’s latest inventions:
TWO-WAY REMOTE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASYNCHRONOUS MODELS

PLATFORM ABSTRACTION OF GRAPHICS

PRE-CHILDREN IN A USER INTERFACE TREE

MOCK OBJECT GENERATION

CONDITIONAL WRAPPER FOR PROGRAM OBJECT

ASYNCHRONOUS TASK MULTIPLEXING AND CHAINING

OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING SYSTEM AND LIBRARY

GENERATING RELATED TEMPLATED FILES

FACTORY IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

PLATFORM-INDEPENDENT USER INTERFACE SYSTEM

USER INTERFACES FOR MEDIA APPLICATION

DATA-DRIVEN NAVIGATION AND NAVIGATION ROUTING

DOCUMENTS FOR HUMAN READABLE DOCUMENTATION AND RUNTIME VALIDATION

VIEW VIRTUALIZATION

SNAP POINTS INCLUDING RANGES

STYLING SYSTEM

UNIFIED INPUT AND INVOKE HANDLING

VIRTUAL INPUT DEVICE SYSTEM

STYLEABLE CUSTOM BUTTON REPEAT

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