, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
ARRIS Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced the addition of the ARRIS Market, an application store launched in conjunction with partner AppCarousel™ as part of the ARRIS Whole Home Solution Moxi User Interface experience. Launched in an HTML5 browser, the MSO customizable ARRIS Market will present a full screen app store enabling subscribers to interact with social media, enjoy games, and consume alternate forms of over-the-top content all managed, formatted and optimized for the big screen experience.
ARRIS has engaged with several cable service providers to understand and define their desired apps and assist with customizing genres, store front, specific apps, and other custom requests. AppCarousel will focus on procuring, curating, and managing various apps, as well as hosting the app platform that will deliver the Application Store.
The ARRIS Market is based in HTML5, and like many elements of the Moxi user experience, including the recent addition of an HTML5 browser, it is designed to be customized by the MSO. This customization enables MSOs to better compete with an in-home brand and bond message for their subscribers.
"We are excited about enabling these new capabilities for operators deploying the ARRIS Whole Home Solution," said ARRIS VP Product Management Ron Miller. "We are committed to increasing the value and popularity of the ARRIS Whole Home Solution through the evolution of the application space and the cable-driven ecosystem of home entertainment."
The ARRIS Market will be introduced in a series of Moxi software releases during 2013.
The initial release will feature such content as Facebook®, Twitter™, Yelp®, weather, news, and games. The offering will be regularly enhanced and refreshed, giving subscribers a series of new experiences throughout the year.
Supporting the growth and innovation in the ARRIS Market will be the future release of the ARRIS Web Services SDK, a comprehensive suite of developer focused APIs and tools for creating a new generation of custom apps developed around the powerful resources of the ARRIS Whole Home Solution. The Web Services SDK will only be made available to MSO partners and key developers chosen by ARRIS to ensure the highest quality experience for the subscriber.