Creating Your Own Layers
For example, you might want to create games that can be played on-screen, receive SMS text messages from your audience, display real time depth and position information from a submarine over a live video that sends it or display stock market information.
The real power of BoinxTV lies in the fact that the Layers are actually made with a Mac OS X technology called Quartz Composer. Quartz Composer is an amazing visual environment for creating complex animations which are called Quartz Compositions.
Quartz Composer is a free Apple Developer Tool. Apple Developer Connection members can download the software from the ADC website. It is included in the "Graphics Tools for Xcode" bundle which can be found in the "Downloads for Apple Developers" section.
In theory, anyone can create their own BoinxTV Layers. To work with BoinxTV, the Quartz Compositions must contain certain elements so that BoinxTV and the layer can talk to each other and that the layer can display the media files BoinxTV sends to it. The technical documentation is available online at docs.boinxtv.com.