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Using JWPโ€™s platform and partners, you can monetize video content with advertising and subscriptions on mobile, connected TVs, and the web.

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Video landing page on TV and mobile device

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JWP allows you to manage the app content from your dashboard:

  • VOD and live media, including their fields, images, trailers, and episodes

  • App landing page & menus

  • Subscriptions & advertising

  • Search & recommendations

  • Favorites & continue watching

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JWPโ€™s app partners help you create and manage apps with engaging viewer experiences:

  • Tailored to your brand

  • Aligned with your content, such as movies, concerts, and matches

  • On the platforms of your choice, such as iOS, Android, Fire, Roku, and Tizen

  • Well-integrated with the JWP platform

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Some of JWP's app partners offer proprietary platforms apart from JWP's platform to manage and customize their apps.

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## Create an app

You can create both partner-managed or self-hosted apps. Use the following sections to guide you through building and customizing your apps.

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### Partner-managed apps

Use the following steps to create a partner-managed app:

  1. (Optional) Enable <a href="/platform/docs/protection-studio-drm-overview" target="_blank">DRM content protection</a>.

  2. <a href="/platform/docs/apps-add-app-content" target="_blank">Add app content</a> to your JWP Media Library.

  3. (Optional) Set <a href="/platform/docs/protection-geoblocking-overview" target="_blank">geoblocking</a> or <a href="/platform/docs/protection-enable-url-token-signing" target="_blank">token signing</a>.

  4. Build an <a href="/platform/docs/apps-app-config-overview#create-an-app-config" target="_blank">app config</a>.

  5. Share the app config ID with your app partner. Your partner can assist you with hosting and customizing your app.

  6. Set up [custom reports](๐Ÿ”—๏ปฟ) to monitor the performance of content in your apps. **You will also need to contact your JWP representative to enable this reporting feature.**

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    Analytics dashboard, Realtime Analytics, and Audience Retention are not supported for Apps.

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Work with your app partner representative to address specific hosting and customization options.

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### Self-hosted apps

If you choose not to work with an app partner, you can develop and self-host your app. You can use JWP's Delivery API and SDKs to develop these apps.

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#### Open-source Web App

JWP provides an open-source framework for self-hosting web apps.

Use the following steps to create a self-hosted web app:

  1. <a href="/platform/docs/apps-add-app-content" target="_blank">Add app content</a> to your JWP [Media Library](๐Ÿ”—๏ปฟ).

  2. (Optional) Set <a href="/protection-geoblocking-overview" target="_blank">geoblocking</a>

  3. Create an <a href="/platform/docs/apps-app-config-overview#create-an-app-config" target="_blank">app config</a>.

  4. Copy the **app config ID**.

  5. Under the **Apps** section on the app config details page, click **Web App (GitHub)**. The ott-web-app GitHub repository opens.

  6. Under **Assets**, download the prebuilt artifact file.

  7. Unzip the file.

  8. Add <a href="https://github.com/jwplayer/ott-web-app/blob/develop/docs/initialization-file.md" target="_blank"><strong>.webapp.ini</strong></a> to the root directory.

  9. Within **.webapp.ini**, set the app config ID as the value for `defaultConfigSource`.

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    The **.webapp.ini** file might be hidden by your operating system. Use the command-line client or consult your OS documentation to reveal hidden files.

  10. Upload the web app to your web server.

  11. Set up [custom reports](๐Ÿ”—๏ปฟ) to monitor the performance of content in your apps. **You will also need to contact your JWP representative to enable this reporting feature.**

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    Analytics dashboard, Realtime Analytics, and Audience Retention are not supported for Apps.

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The web app is free of charge and comes without support. Web app hosting, support, and customizations are provided through app partners. Contact your JWP representative for options.

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