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What was missing at I/O? Non-Developers stuff!!!

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What was missing at I/O? Non-Developers stuff!!!

I have read a couple of these articles on what was missing at Google’s Developers Conference and most are saying Google+ was missing, Hangouts was missing and where are the Nexus Devices. It all lead to why they were missing? Are Google killing them off. Well, no they are not. It is because Google had nothing to announce for Developers

This years keynote differs a lot from other key notes. No one jumping out of planes and not many new devices apart from Cardboard. This is good and I hope that I/O continues as announcements for products should be kept separate.

This year was all about Android and creating a platform for Android. Android is no longer a Mobile OS, it is a platform to create things on. It feels to me, you build one app, do it well and it can be installed on your watch, your car and your TV. It is brilliant and makes sense. The keynotes told developers what they can do on their apps and how by making a few tweaks will make i…

Android apps on Chrome - finally

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Android apps on Chrome - finally

At last we have the ability to code once and deploy to the Chrome platform. This opens up so much possibility if they fully implement ART on chrome.

Not only would you have native client on chrome but you pretty much have the Java API as well making it so much more useful for developers to make apps.

Also finally watching the 2 and a half hour key note it seems that now android is a platform to build anything on. With material design plus fragments introduce in Ice Cream Sandwich you build the core of your app and then fit fragments around to best suit the device you are on. This is amazing stuff! 

Native Android apps are coming to Chrome OS

Google is working to bring Chrome OS and Android closer together, and that'll eventually mean having Android apps running right on a Chromebook. "We're in early days," Sundar Pichai, Google's...

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Hmm should I buy one??? #glasshole!

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This is like Bootstrap but for Android, iOS and the Web

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This is like Bootstrap but for Android, iOS and the Web

This is pretty interesting stuff. Making consistent UI/UX is essential and having something that will help you get started to plan for a consistent look and feel is brilliant.

Now my next wish is to have a common programming language for both Android and Chrome development... Just imagine having your apps powered by a common set of code for Android and Chrome... Lets get Davik/ART on Chrome :)

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/06/11/exclusive-quantum-paper-and-googles-upcoming-effort-to-make-consistent-ui-simple/

Exclusive: Quantum Paper And Google's Upcoming Effort To Make Consistent UI Simple

There have been a lot of leaks and rumors leading up to Google I/O this year. From Gmail to your Android device's home screen, nothing has been spared. Thr... by Liam Spradlin in Design, Exclusives, Google, News

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I don't always code in Java...

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I don't always code in Java...

I think this pic is so funny :)



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Ready for the World Cup? #WorldCup2014

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Cancer resistant blind mole rate - can it help tackle cancer? #sciencesunday

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Cancer resistant blind mole rate - can it help tackle cancer?#sciencesunday

A very interesting read. Two animals after 40 years of study has never developed cancer and maybe understanding why could help us develop ways to tackle it.
Buddhini Samarasinghe originally shared:
The Cancer-resistant Blind Mole Rat: Clues from the Genome

Although the Naked Mole Rat and the Blind Mole Rat have similar sounding names, they are not close relatives. The two species diverged over 70 million years ago, and blind mole rats are more closely related to rats and mice than to naked mole rats. But both these species are resistant to cancer; in over 40 years of studying blind mole rats, not a single spontaneous tumour was recorded among thousands of captive animals. Intriguingly, the two animals have evolved this resistance independently. Studying the mechanisms for cancer resistance in these two animals can therefore provide a deeper understanding of how cancer arises at the cellular level. The recent pub…

Google, take note. Make Hangouts awesome!

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Google, take note. Make Hangouts awesome!

Google does have all the pieces to do this and they have got to get it right when they will undoubtedly announce something for Hangouts at I/O.

They have recently updated the app that syncs phone numbers on tablets (non cellular devices) so I am sure something is about to happen especially with 3rd party support ending for Google Voice.

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/06/hey-google-heres-how-you-win-messaging/

Hey Google, Here's How You Win Messaging

This week I saw a demo of the best messaging system yet. It had only one major flaw: it's trapped on an iPhone.

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#GreatScott - Back to the Future in London

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#GreatScott- Back to the Future in London

They are going to build Hill Valley in London... I have to see this!

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/attractions/secret-cinema-travels-back-to-the-future-9469325.html

Secret Cinema goes Back to the Future in London

Key scenes from Back to the Future will be recreated at a secret location in London this summer for epic screenings of the time travel movie.

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