Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Around The Realm 5/15/2013

Google I/O 2013
*Announcements from keynote on 5/15/2013*

  • All new Locations APIs (in Google Maps and at Android level)
  • Google Cloud Messaging - persistent and synced notifications
  • Google+ API for sign-in and directly downloading app
  • App translation tool added to developer console for instant translation
  • Google Android Studio - updated app development
  • Google Play Games Center - cloud backup, leaderboards and achievements
  • Google Play Music All Access - streaming music service - paid subscription at $9.99/month and 30-day free trial
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4 unlocked on Google Play coming June 26
  • Google Play updated with better view for tablet only apps
  • Google 1-Click checkout
  • Google Play for Education - special app store curated for children
  • Hangouts to be multi-platform chat tool - Android, iOS and Chrome - via update to Google Talk
  • Google+ updated with more animations (i.e. card flip when clicking on hashtag), more card layout, and 3 column view
  • Google Photos - automatically create panorama, HDR photos and GIFs
  • Google ‘Conversational Search’ uses always on mic to search just by saying “Ok, Google”
  • Knowledge graph updated to use prior search to predict and use other services to get answers
  • Google Now updated with voice reminders, more transit times, upcoming media releases (i.e. books, movies, tv shows, etc.)
  • Send money using Google Wallet via Gmail
  • Gmail getting quick action buttons to confirm events