We all watch TV. Its what we do when we aren’t online or going out into the real world. We just thought it was for watching the Lost premiere or that special episode of Mythbusters, but now, TV has gone and done something different. In this new world of digital convergence, you can now download an application from your television. Specifically, you can download the Weather Channel application for Android to your Android phone from the television. How cool is that?
The Weather Channel is helping Google’s mobile platform Android reach the masses by allowing users to scan a QR bar code from a television and download their weather app from the Android Market.
As seen in the video, it highlights a typical weather broadcast then alerts viewers with a cool animated Droid phone and count down, then display a QR bar code that can be scanned with the Bar code scanner application for Android.
Will this become the next wave in application distribution? It definitely has possibilities. Can you imagine if Apple found a way to do this for the iPhone/iPad? All I know right now is that I have a new reason to watch the Weather Channel other than to watch for hurricanes.
Thanksfor the news.