Congratulations to the CIM CrossPlatform team: Comcast’s MyDVRManager gets Gizmodo’d

There is a lot of blood sweat and tears behind this product, but its pretty satisfying when you see how much people like it. CIM’s MyDVRManager application for remotely managing your DVR hit Gizmodo yesterday. The service is being rolled out in phases and a good way to check if you may have access to the application is if your on-screen guide has changed to look like the new one as in the video below:

RDVR was also the biggest JavaScript/HTML based RIA I worked on with Chris, Mat and Bonnie (note: I have since moved from being Software Engineer to User Experience Technologist position but the RDVR remains one of my main projects, now from a user experience prototypes point of view) and these guys have done an awesome job with the codebase. Some of the things we used there were:

  • JQuery
  • ScrewUnit for unit testing
  • LessCSS for CSS rules
  • An internally custom MVC framework that completely decouples UI from the business logic

So once again, congrats to the CIM CrossPlatform team (Design/IA/Dev/Product/PM and QA). Am anxiously waiting for the app to go live where I live so I can be as happy as this guy here (he is using the manager to manage his Comcast Tivo box, but its the last version of the client application with a different color scheme):

Author: Arpit Mathur

Arpit Mathur is a Principal Engineer at Comcast Labs where he is currently working on a variety of topics including Conversational Technologies, Affective Computing and Blockchains and decentralized services. Arpit has also worked extensively on Android and iOS applications, Virtual Reality apps as well as with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and Ruby on Rails. He also spent a couple of years in the User Experience team as a Creative Technologist.

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