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  • Going Native

    Going Native

    One of the most important debates in mobile app development has been the trajectory of the mobile web compared to native apps. The question has been whether mobile web apps can gain enough support on iOS, Android and other mobile operating systems to provide a good user experience and ultimately compete with proprietary apps. Read More

  • Google Is Working With LG To Bring Project Tango To Consumers Next Year

    Google Is Working With LG To Bring Project Tango To Consumers Next Year

    During a session about its ATAP unit, Google today announced that it is working with LG to bring Project Tango, its effort to bring 3D-sensing to phones and tablets — to consumers early next year. This first consumer device will be a tablet, though Google wasn’t all that clear about what exactly this first partnership would look like and didn’t talk about the exact timing… Read More

  • No, The New Gmail API Is Not Killing IMAP

    No, The New Gmail API Is Not Killing IMAP

    Yesterday, at Google’s I/O developer conference, the company announced a new way for developers to build apps that integrate with Gmail, via its brand-new Gmail API. Designed to allow programmatic access to messages, threads, labels and drafts, the API was initially misunderstood by some as Google’s attempt to “kill off IMAP,” an older email protocol that offers… Read More

  • One Month Raises $770K To Teach All Of The Coding

    One Month Raises $770K To Teach All Of The Coding

    What did you accomplish in the past 30 days? If you’re a student at One Month (Formerly One Month Rails), you could have a fully functional web application. Yesterday, the Y Combinator-backed company announced it closed a seed round of $770K to bring accelerated programming instruction to the masses. YC led the round, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst… Read More

  • Google Fit Warms Up

    Google Fit Warms Up

    Google Fit has risen as part of an prodigious, two-and-a-half-hour-long I/O keynote that included everything but the kitchen sink (and Google Glass and Google+). Today during its annual developer conference, Google announced a platform preview of Google Fit, a set of APIs that will allow developers to sync data across wearables and devices. Read More

  • The Elephants In The Google I/O Room: Glass And Plus

    The Elephants In The Google I/O Room: Glass And Plus

    Google’s two-and-a-half-hour keynote address at its I/O conference today was filled with developer news. A new design language for Android, cross-platform concessions, watch apps, a health platform and much more was shown off. But even a stretch of presentations that had one attendee asleep in his chair apparently wasn’t enough runway to allow a mention of two troubled Google… Read More

  • Google’s Cloud Platform Gets New Tools For Monitoring And Debugging Apps

    Google’s Cloud Platform Gets New Tools For Monitoring And Debugging Apps

    A few months ago, Google acquired the up-and-coming cloud monitoring service Stackdriver with the intent to integrate it into its own cloud tools. It didn’t take the company all that long to make use of Stackdriver’s expertise, because it launched its first product based on the company’s technology at its I/O developer conference today. Read More

  • Google Launches Cloud Dataflow, A Managed Data Processing Service

    Google Launches Cloud Dataflow, A Managed Data Processing Service

    Google expanded its Cloud Platform today with a new managed service called Cloud Dataflow that creates data pipelines that can ingest, transform and analyze data. Developers can use the service to work with streaming real-time data and by uploading batches of data to the system. For now, the service is in private beta and it’s unclear how Google will price Dataflow once it is launched to… Read More

  • Google Announces Android Auto, Promises Enabled Cars By The End Of 2014

    Google Announces Android Auto, Promises Enabled Cars By The End Of 2014

    Today in its sprawling keynote at its I/O event, Google announced Android Auto. The version of Android will be “completely voice enabled” according to the company, and will help users navigate, communicate and listen to music in their cars. The system will be “contextually aware,” Google says, and will allow for hands-free access, an important feature of an experience… Read More

  • Google Launches Full Android Wear SDK, Lets Developers Create Custom UIs And Access Sensors

    Google Launches Full Android Wear SDK, Lets Developers Create Custom UIs And Access Sensors

    At its annual developer conference, Google today announced the launch of a full SDK for Android Wear. After a short preview period that mostly allowed developers to push notifications to Android Wear smartwatches, the full SDK will now allow developers to create their own custom apps. Read More