Videos of Google IO 2011 – Android Tracks of Day Two

In the next few videos you can seen the recorded tracks of Google’s IO 2011 Developer Conference covering Android development. Sit back and enjoy!

Google I/O 2011: Keynote Day 2

Android Market for Developers

Designing and Implementing Android UIs for Phones and Tablets

Building Android Apps for Google TV

Android Development Tools

Taking Android to Work

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Videos of Google IO 2011 – Android Tracks of Day One


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

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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

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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.

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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

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The next video covers the highlights of the new update release of Android Honeycomb (Version 3.1).

Google I/O 2011: Honeycomb Highlights

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The last video of the first day contains a discussion with the Android Team.

Google I/O 2011: Fireside Chat with the Android Team

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More videos will follow here as soon as they get published, so stay tuned!

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[video] – The Filter Bubble – From Human to Algorithmic Gatekeepers

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.

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Google launched In-app Billing on Android Market

Google Android In-App Billing
Google Android In-App Billing

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.

Google writes:

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.

[via Android Developers]

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[video] – Developing Android REST Client Applications

Virgil Dobjanschi demonstrates in this Google I/O session patterns for developing RESTful applications on the Android platform.

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(via Google I/O 2010)

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Google released Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Yesterday Google released a new version of Android 2.3 called Gingerbread. The following video explains some of the new features:

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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.

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[video] – Thoughts on Google Instant

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Here is an introductory video to Google Instant the new search feature that Google provides for its search engine.

I personally do really like the new feature searching while you type. What do you think about it? Do you prefer the traditional “push-the-button” search approach?

RWW asks how will this change affect your companie’s search engine optimization? <name> tries to answer the similar question on if SEO will still be required in 5 years.

For me the more interesting question is how did google do the software engineering part? How did they get it to answer millions of search querys in real-time?

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[video] – How fast is Google Chrome?

These days Google has released a video demonstrating the speed of their new beta Google 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:

(via ReadWriteWeb and Mashable)

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Nobody Can Stop Facebook Because Nobody Understands Facebook

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Mashable has just published a post titled “Nobody Can Stop Facebook Because Nobody Understands Facebook“. There is an interesting sentence in this post:

Have the nuances of online privacy become so complex that they’re beyond the comprehension of mere mortals? I’m not saying that Facebook has any intent to cause confusion, but the complexities of the open vs closed debate and the prescriptive vs descriptive nature of the “everybody” setting effectively act to shut down public discourse.

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.

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