First Prize to Trifork Team for KITMERCIALS

Sep 18, 2015, 09:57 ET from Trifork B.V.

AMSTERDAM, September 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

In Alphonso category of Liberty Global Appathon Hack & Play in Ziggo dome 

Liberty Global organized the Hack & Play Appathon in Ziggo dome on September 15th and 16th.  21 teams of hackers, designers and programmers were invited to create an app or a game for the Liberty Global product Horizon set-top box.

Trifork sent a team of 3 developers who developed an app named KITMERCIALS. This app detects when a commercial is broadcasted on TV and replaces it with some of the most popular YouTube videos (safe for children). "It is well known that the most popular on YouTube are the kitten videos," says Frank Groot from Team Trifork, "and these were used for demonstration of this new app." In 2 days, Team Trifork built an app using Alphonso to detect the commercial, replace it with a random YouTube video, and maximize this on the screen. The commercial is still shown "picture-in-picture". When the commercial break is over the program gets back on the TV screen.

Trifork team participated in category "Best integration with the Alphonso API" and won the first prize in this category, which was handed over by John M. Gee, SVP of Business Development on 16 September in the Ziggo dome.

About Liberty Global Appathon 2015 

Liberty Global is the largest international cable-company, providing households in the Netherlands with TV-set-top boxes. The theme for Appathon 2015 was Hack & Play and 21 teams were invited to Ziggo dome to develop the most compelling app or game, see

About Alphonso:  

Alphonso is the market leader providing verified TV audiences.  Alphonso delivers one-on-one TV audience on mobile and web. At Scale. Across premium apps and sites. Alphonso, through its partnerships with various mobile apps, TV anywhere apps, gaming and living room devices, set-top box and TV OEMs, understands what people are watching on TV and in real-time can deliver this audience on mobile apps and websites.

About Trifork 

Trіfоrk is аn EU bаѕеd IT company dеѕіgnіng, buіldіng, аnd implementing сuѕtоm ѕоftwаrе uѕіng advanced ореn ѕоurсе tесhnоlоgіеѕ. At Trіfоrk, we hаvе аѕѕеmblеd a tаlеntеd team of front- and backend dеvеlореrѕ, architects, designers, scrum masters, рrоjесt mаnаgеrѕ аnd business developers tо work in a collaborative mаnnеr оn оur client рrоjесtѕ.

Contact: Eliska Went
Trifork B.V.

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