Having purchased and expensed a fire tv device, we played with the sample app
Eventually, we installed all the build prerequisites and the build tooling. Running it, we built the sample projects and hosted the “simple” site in the npm server hosting environment (as instructed)
to make windows chrome on windows 10 preview (with ripple tools installed) show the device options, had to invoke developer options an d then use the device button to invoke device mode:
To run this in a visual studio iix express project, we created an empty(2012) website (not web application.) we used the solution explorer to view ALL files, and imported the directories js/ and assets/
Using chrome to view the site fails, as fiddler shows iis express does not serve the data configuration file (something.json)
With that, we can see in chrome’s device emulator the site, as we saw earlier when hosted in npm’s server (site hosting) application.
we can post this to azure websites:
And we add it to our new app service (hosting plan), so logically it share a security context with other server side apps.
which launches our now public site, hosted at
This struggles to stream the mp4 files, note; which we ignore for now (see below for fix).
using our fire tablet, we run the web app testing app – to which we have added the azure URI hosting our now published site/content.
Then henwe also arm the developer mode (that allows a chrome browser on the PC to connect to the app’s debug monitor, running on the wifi-connected device) and use its own debugging tools while updating the display of the device. This we do ONCE we launch/test the app, and its running in the device browser.
PC view, above
we fix the mp4 issue by doing as advised