Topfield Application Program

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A Topfield Application Program (TAP) is a software application which extends the standard functionality of the Topfield products designed for digital TV. Examples of TAPs are electronic programme guides, digital photo viewers and MP3 players.

Established in South Korea in 1998, TOPFIELD Co., Ltd. is a consumer electronics manufacturer making broadcasting receivers, other video and audio related apparatus. Their main business is making products such as set top boxes (STBs) and personal video recorders (PVRs) to be used with satellite television or digital television. Topfield have never manufactured televisions.

MP3 player electronic device that can play digital audio files

An MP3 player or Digital Audio Player is an electronic device that can play digital audio files. It is a type of Portable Media Player. The term 'MP3 player' is a misnomer, as most players play more than the MP3 file format.

Anyone with the necessary computer programming skills may create a TAP to meet their needs. This is possible because Topfield have specified an open (or public) API which allows TAPs to be created using the C or C++ programming languages. They can be installed into most Topfield PVR models.

Computer programming process that leads from an original formulation of a computing problem to executable computer programs

Computer programming is the process of designing and building an executable computer program for accomplishing a specific computing task. Programming involves tasks such as: analysis, generating algorithms, profiling algorithms' accuracy and resource consumption, and the implementation of algorithms in a chosen programming language. The source code of a program is written in one or more languages. The purpose of programming is to find a sequence of instructions that will automate the performance of a task on a computer, often for solving a given problem. The process of programming thus often requires expertise in several different subjects, including knowledge of the application domain, specialized algorithms, and formal logic.

C (programming language) general-purpose programming language

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C++ general purpose high-level programming language

C++ is a general-purpose programming language that was developed by Bjarne Stroustrup as an extension of the C language, or "C with Classes". It has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features, while also providing facilities for low-level memory manipulation. It is almost always implemented as a compiled language, and many vendors provide C++ compilers, including the Free Software Foundation, Microsoft, Intel, and IBM, so it is available on many platforms.

Some people have created TAPs and made them available for others to download and use, either free of charge or for a small fee. There are several internet forums dedicated to TAPs where information and support can be exchanged.

Internet forum online discussion site

An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. They differ from chat rooms in that messages are often longer than one line of text, and are at least temporarily archived. Also, depending on the access level of a user or the forum set-up, a posted message might need to be approved by a moderator before it becomes publicly visible.


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