Google's developer preview SDK for Google Cast -- the streaming technology
that's powering the Chromecast hardware -- is up and running. It looks like
adding Google Cast support will be ridiculously easy with little coding
overhead for anyone who wants to jump on the bandwagon.
Although the Chromecast stick we ordered here at TUAW will take a couple of
weeks (at least) to arrive, the iOS SDK is already live and an iOS-specific
project can be found over at Github.
It consists of an app that more or less runs (you may want to comment out the
bits about the playProgressSlider) and transmits arbitrary media to a
Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, you can't immediately use the receiver
HTML on your local network to test transmission. Google writes in its Xcode
> Getting Whitelisted: App IDs and receiver location. You will have to be
whitelisted as a developer before you can specify your own App ID and receiver
URL, or test the included receiver. For whitelisting instructions, see
You send along details about your testing device for whitelisting for your
In all, it's a bit disappointing that you can't just simulate a ...