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.
by Susannah Raub and Jez Fletcher
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.
by Yaniv Inbar
Google offers a large and growing set of back-end services, from AdSense to Tasks to Calendar to Google+, that can enrich your app, and increasingly they have a uniform set of APIs. This session discusses how to use them efficiently and securely, including authenticating safely and with good user experience, and describes Android-specific app-level optimizations.
27th–29th June 2012