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Google TV expands the reach of the Android and the web to television, but designing applications for the TV is fundamentally different than building apps for mobile, tablet or PCs. In this session we'll we share the core points of our user research and give you tips on how to connect with your users by designing beautiful and functional Android and web applications for the biggest screen in the house.
In this talk we use the Maps API and Go on App Engine to build an app to build custom tile sets for Google Maps. The app demonstrates using Go's suitability for computation in the cloud and App Engine's key scalability features, such as Task Queues and Backends.
One of the most difficult problems managing your business is figuring out where everything is, be it employees, deliveries, or equipment. In this session we will show you how you can use Google technology to manage all of the assets of your business, and make sure everything is in the right place, at the right time.
by Boris Smus ツ
One of the great features of the modern web is that sites work on any device with a browser. This session will focus on creating UIs for the cross-device web. We will cover building web sites that support multiple device form factors (responsive and non-responsive approaches), discuss single page sites and some of the layout features in modern mobile browsers, and do a deep dive into multi-touch input on the web. Finally, we'll show some of the awesome new mobile debugging tools in Chrome and Chrome for Android.
Web Intents allows you to build applications that integrate with one another with an ease that has never been seen on the web before. In this session we will show you how to connect applications using Web Intents and how to best integrate with the many actions available in Web Intents such as editing, saving and sharing.
Developers are behind many cutting-edge map applications that make the world a better place. In this session we'll show you how developers are using Google Earth Builder, Google Earth Engine, Google Maps API and Android apps for applications as diverse as ethno-mapping of indigenous cultural sites, monitoring deforestation of the Amazon and tracking endangered species migrations around the globe. Come learn about how you can partner with a non-profit to apply for a 2012 Developer Grant and make a positive impact with your maps.
A tour of everything that’s new in Android developer tools, with guidance on how to use them for best results.
by Fred Sauer
Many games developers are finding the easy development and deployment experience of Google App Engine ideal for building cloud based state-storage, matching making services and collaborations services. When you have a hit game, the last thing you want to do is worry about your server provisioning. App Engine has an always-free tier to get you started and then scales seamlessly to any size of usage. Game developers also use Google Cloud Storage to easily store and quickly deliver media files to clients around the world.
by Jez Fletcher and Susannah Raub
The Google Maps API makes it easy to add simple maps to your applications, but we want to take you to the next level. In this session we reveal our recommended best practices for Maps API developers, including developer tools, testing, and API features that will save you time, avoid a headache or two, and delight your users.
Google TV devices are typically the largest screen in the house, which makes them a prime platform for developers who want to distribute high quality, long form content right to the living room. We will talk about different options for hosting, streaming and securing your content on Google TV, and how to ensure your audience has a great experience viewing your content.
This talk discusses the latest and greatest application patterns and toolset for building cutting edge HTML5 applications that are backed by App Engine. This makes it incredibly easy to write an app that spans client and server; in particular, authentication just works out of the box. This talk walks through building a fantastic cloud-based HTML5 application
Create a more engaging and personalized experience for your users by incorporating aspects of Google+ into your mobile app. Learn how your users can share pictures, links, and more into Google+ from your app, and how doing so can raise visibility and discoverability of your application.
by Reto Meier
In a follow-up to last year’s session, I’ll demonstrate how to use advanced Android techniques to take a good app and transform it into a polished product, without being a resource hog. Features advanced coding tips and tricks, bandwidth-saving techniques, implementation patterns, exposure to some of the lesser-known API features, and insight into how to minimize battery drain by ensuring your app is a good citizen on the carrier network.
The amount of 3rd-party content included on websites is exploding (social sharing buttons, user tracking, advertising, code libraries, etc). Learn tips and techniques for how best to integrate them into your sites without risking a slower user experience or even your sites becoming unavailable.
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This session will cover the web audio capabilities for games and music.
Can businesses get practical value from web-scale data without building proprietary web-scale infrastructure? This session will explore how new Google data services can be used to solve key data storage, transformation and analysis challenges. We will look at concrete case studies demonstrating how real life businesses have successfully used these solutions to turn data into a competitive business asset.
by Paul R. Saxman and Dave Fisher
With the advent of Google TV, there is now an Android device at the center of the living room. Building apps that run on Google TV, however, isn’t the only way for you to reach Google TV users. Learn how Google TV enables you to leverage other connected devices, such as smartphones, tablets, or PCs (i.e. the “second screen”) to interact with televisions.
Google now offers a powerful and versatile cloud hosting solution for geospatial data and analysis. Learn how your business can exploit this potential to reduce costs, increase productivity, and deliver services to your employees and developers using familiar tools like Google Earth and the Google Maps API.
Great user experience requires buttery smoothness in rendering and animating your interface; your app must have a good, consistent frame rate. This session deep-dives into our work on the Android framework to find and fix performance issues, along with tips on how you can do the same for your applications.
You've implemented some Google+ platform features and now you want more. Learn the how, why, and measurement of increasing engagement on your content wherever it might be. In this session, we'll do a deep dive on best practices and implementation of the Google+ platform. Topics will range from button choice, speed, and the JS API to advanced structured markup, custom analytics, and deep engagement.
by Noel Allen and Colton McAnlis
In this talk, we will be porting an application to Native Client in 60 minutes, LIVE; showing the power of what Native Client can provide for traditional C++ developers looking to move to the web. In the porting process we'll cover specific tasks that a developer would need to perform during a port, and how to to address them with new tools and technologies including debugging integration with Visual Studio and a set of newly added utility libraries to the SDK. Attendees to this session will walk away with a clear understanding of what's required to port their applications to Native Client so that they can start their own projects
by Sven Mawson
Google APIs support a variety of features designed to enable state of the art development. In this session, you will learn how to create applications that use performance enhancing features to make your code run faster and use fewer resources. Some features we'll describe include batching, requests for partial response, and efficient ways to handle media.
We often hear engineers lament how hard it is to get anything done inside of a big company. The trick to overcoming this is to know the right people, understand how power flows in the organization, and, most importantly, what you can get away with and when. We'll help you understand the human element of navigating companies both big and small through a series of (hopefully) amusing anecdotes.
Meet the engineers behind Google Maps and Google Earth for an open discussion on the Google Maps API, Google Earth, and KML.
by Drew Csillag
This session covers the different ways in which developers can store data when using Google Script. We'll break things down by use case, and then show examples of how to use the different options: spreadsheet, Script/User Properties, JDBC connector, and distribution.
Custom Styled Maps allow developers to customize the look and feel of the underlying Google Maps tiles. This makes it really easy to make a great looking map. You can tailor your map to your message, to your color scheme, or to help emphasize your data. In this class, master maps designers will help you build beautiful, elegant styles that make your maps work for you.
Design isn’t black magic, it’s a field that people can learn. In this talk two elite designers from Google will give you an advanced crash course in interactive and visual design. Topics will include mental models, natural mappings, metaphors, mode errors, visual hierarchies, typography and gestalt principles. Correctly applied this knowledge can drastically improve the quality of your work.
27th–29th June 2012