Google IO is currently taking place in San Francisco and for everybody who could not attend Google live streamed quite some sessions. In the following you can see the videos which are currently published:
Google I/O 2011: Android Keynote Day One
As an Android developer I am very interested in the Android sessions as you can imagine. So the following the next video first covers advaced topics of android development.
Google I/O 2011: Android Protips: Advanced Topics for Expert Android App Developers
The next video discusses business models that you as a developer can use to monetize your app. So this surely is interesting for everybody of you, isn’t it?
Google I/O 2011: Don’t just build a mobile app. Build a business.
Ever wondered about what Near Field Communication on Android is implemented? The answer gives you the next video.
Google I/O 2011: How to NFC
The next video covers the highlights of the new update release of Android Honeycomb (Version 3.1).
Google I/O 2011: Honeycomb Highlights
The last video of the first day contains a discussion with the Android Team.
Google I/O 2011: Fireside Chat with the Android Team
More videos will follow here as soon as they get published, so stay tuned!
Web personalization and personalized recommendations are recently gaining more and more interest. Companies like Amazon, Google, Netflix, The New York Times, Facebook, Twitter, … already personalize their products in different ways. If you take Google’s search results as an example. Have you ever noticed that a friend of you gets different search results as you do for the same search query? If you never have noticed just try it out it’s really worth noting. Another example are Amazon’s product recommendations which are for example based on your purchases, your product ratings and so on.
Eli Pariser explains in the following TED Talk how “human information filters” get substituted by algorithmic ones, which means how recommendation engines filter information for you. Have a look at the video is is really worth watching:
Do you know other examples of web personalization or recommendations engines? Please leave me a comment at the end of this post.
Google yesterday launched In-app Billing on the Android Market. This feature enables developers to publish apps that use in-app Billing and users can make purchages from within the Android apps.
Android Market In-app Billing is an Android Market service that lets you sell digital content in your applications. You can use the service to sell a wide range of content, including downloadable content such as media files or photos, and virtual content such as game levels or potions. [Source]
In-app Billing enables developers to bring a lot of new apps on the market. I will definitely have a look at it more deeply.
Yesterday Google released a new version of Android 2.3 called Gingerbread. The following video explains some of the new features:
I am looking forward to updating my HTC Desire when it receives the update.
Update: Apart from this information ReadWriteWeb found some interesting new features as stated on their weblog:
Yesterday, Google launched a new version of the Android operating system, Android 2.3, code-named “Gingerbread.” Since then, developers have been scouring through the software development kit (SDK) to see what’s new. A few have found some interesting items – including hints at possible video chat in Google’s GTalk app, references to a Playstation controller and even a fabulous “Easter egg” painting depicting an Android surrounded by zombies.
These days Google has released a video demonstrating the speed of their new betaGoogle Chrome browser. The video is made up in a very creative way. I am impressed how Google always finds really interesting ways to promote their products. Specially this one is of really interest:
For everybody who is interested in the making of this video will like the following one too:
I agree that it has not become easier to control privacy specially in the scope of Facebook. I do not really know what data which I publish on Facebook stays there, do you know? Actually when posting on Facebook I keep in mind that everything that I provide is for anybody to use. This you should also keep in mind when you act on Facebook.