All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google IO’

Here’s Google’s Google I/O Talk For iOS Developers

You don’t typically associate Google developer events with iOS, but while Google I/O was largely about Android, there was a surprising amount of iOS discussion from the company last week. For one, the the company announced that it’s expanding app indexing (which is now a ranking signal for mobile search results) to iOS. At Google I/O, the company held a …

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A Closer Look At The New Android M Permissions

Google unveiled the developer preview of Android M last week, and among the new additions are some changes to permissions. “Apps can trigger requests for permissions at runtime, in the right context, and users can choose whether to grant the permission,” explained Android product manager Jamal Eason. “Making permission requests right when they’re needed means users can get up and …

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Google Talks App Indexing, AdWords & Analytics At Google I/O

Google has been experimenting with app indexing for quite a while, but in recent months it has really cranked up the significance of it. Last week, it took that to even greater heights. App indexing is now a ranking signal in Google’s mobile search results, and last week, Google announced that it’s expanding it to iOS after previously only offering …

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4 Important Google I/O Videos For Android Developers

With Google I/O in full swing, Google has been sharing some of the presentations it has already given. There have been a ton of announcements for Android developers as usual, and of course, some lengthy discussions centered largely around them. Google introduced Android M in developer preview, so you’ll definitely want to check out the What’s New in Android segment: …

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Google Launches App Invites Toolkit To Help Developers Get More Users

While in beta, Google has a new toolkit for mobile app developers called App Invites, which enables them to provide users with…you guessed it. They’re making it available to both Android and iOS app developers. Launch partners include UrbanSitter, Yummly, The CW, Coinbase and Picsart. According to Google, App Invites let developers increase reach, deep link new users to custom …

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ICYMI: Here’s The Entire Google I/O 2015 Keynote

Google made a ton of announcements at its annual Google I/O conference on Thursday. It did stream the keynote live, but in case you didn’t get a chance to tune in, but still wish to see it in its entirety, it’s now available on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Among the announcements: Android M, Android Pay, a new Photos app, …

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Android Developers Get A Bunch Of Tools For Promoting, Measuring & Monetizing Apps

Google made a plethora of announcements at Google I/O on Thursday. These include a bunch of new things to help mobile app developers better measure, promote and monetize their apps. Let’s run through these. First off, Google announced that it has built partnerships with over 20 ad networks including InMobi and Millennial Media since launching iOS conversion tracking late last …

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Google Unveils Its New Photos App At Google I/O

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google unveiled its new Google Photos app, which removes what little friction its old one may have had (by untying it from Google+) and giving users unlimited storage to store a “lifetime” of photos and videos. As with the existing app, photos are automatically backed up and synced. “And when we say a lifetime of …

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Google Opens Inbox Email Product To All (Including Apps For Work Users)

With the annual Google I/O conference firmly underway, the announcements are flowing like water. One of those is that Inbox by Gmail is now open to everyone. The product was unveiled last fall as “the inbox that works for you”. It has been available on an invitation-only basis ever since. I had the good fortune of getting one fairly early, …

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Google Unveils Android M Developer Preview & Tools At Google I/O

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google announced a developer preview of the next version of Android, the M Release as well as related tools. Google says the release focuses on improving the core user experience of Android, including thousands of bug fixes and making big changes to the fundamentals. For one, users are getting more control over permissions. “Apps can …

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3 Discussions From Google I/O About Getting Your Product To More People

Google has been uploading video content from last month’s Google I/O event for weeks, and most recently has been sharing one-on-one discussions with various executives. Following are three conversations, roughly a half hour each, talking about getting people to use your product. If you have a cool app, but are struggling to get it in front of people, you might …

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Effective Distribution On The Chrome Web Store

We’ve been sharing a few interesting sessions from Google I/O last month, as the company has been making them available on YouTube. Last week saw a slew of them uploaded, but Google just added a bunch more. Here, we looked at one about having an effective presence on Google Play. Now, here’s one for anyone that has developed or is …

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More On Making Money With Google Play

If you thought Google was done posting videos from Google I/O sessions last week, think again. They’ve uploaded a new batch to YouTube about a variety of developer topics, mostly related to developing for Google’s various platforms. For those trying to make some money through apps on Google Play, this one should be of particular interest. It’s a panel on …

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How To Make Money On Google Play

As you probably know, Google I/O was last week, and Google has uploaded tons of video from the event, including developer sessions on various topics. Over the weekend, the company posted a slew of them to YouTube, including discussions about Instant Buy and the future of apps and search. On a more basic level, developers simply want to know how …

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Google Gets You Acquainted With Instant Buy

At Google I/O last year, Google launched the Google Wallet Instant Buy API to simplify mobile shopping, and help sellers get more conversions buy speeding up the checkout process. It was originally launched for Android, but Google expanded it to iOS earlier this month ahead of Google I/O 2014. Businesses can include a “Buy with Google” button on their mobile …

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Android TV Unveiled at Google I/O

Google unveiled its successor to Google TV today at the I/O keynote – and as expected it’s called Android TV. Although previously believed to be some sort of set-top box (like an Apple TV), Android TV is instead a software platform meant to be baked into various smart TVs and set-top boxes from third-party manufacturers. As you would expect, you’ll …

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Google Smart Watch Specs Leaked [Rumor]

Earlier this month, it was rumored that LG would be making both the Nexus 6 and a smart watch for Google this year. Based on prior releases, we could reasonably assume what the Nexus 6 would look like, but the smart watch remained a mystery. While we still know next to nothing about the device, a leak has shared a …

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Google I/O To Take Place June 25-26, Tickets To Be Sold Through Lottery System

Every year, the Google faithful from around the world gather in San Francisco to hear what’s next for everybody’s favorite monolithic tech giant at Google I/O. To get in, you need to buy a ticket, but said tickets usually sell out within minutes. Google will be changing that this year. Sundar Pichai took to Google Plus on Wednesday to announce …

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Google’s New Conversational Voice Search Is Here (Kind Of)

UPDATE: When asked about the “Okay, Google” feature, Google’s Matt Cutts tells us, “I think that will take a little while longer, but Chrome updates move along quickly.” Update 2: While we should be able to expect the “hotwording” functionality in the future, a Google spokesperson only offered, “Conversational search has started rolling out on Google.com in the latest version …

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Google Talks Google+ And Search For 40 Minutes [Video]

Google gave a presentation about Google+ and Search at Google I/O last week. With Google’s “social layer” becoming a bigger part of search and the larger Google ecosystem, this is probably one marketers will want to check out. “In this session we’ll walk you through a series of techniques you can use to make your app and content shine on …

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Google Announces ‘Open Bidder’ Real-Time Bidding Platform

Google introduced a new real-time bidding platform called Open Bidder at Google I/O. It’s currently in beta status, and requires users to apply for testing. It’s described as a customizable toolkit for building real-time bidding applications, and combines Google Cloud Platform with DoubleClick’s real-time bidding. Google’s Open Bidder Team says in a blog post, “Currently, companies interested in building their …

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Want To Learn More About Google Glass? Watch These Videos

As Google I/O was wrapping up on Friday, Google was busy uploading the first of its developer videos to its YouTube channel. As part of the first wave, Google Glass developers who couldn’t make it to I/O got a chance to learn how to develop for and hack Glass. Now Google has finally uploaded the final two Glass sessions from …

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Google Shows You How To Use Its Knowledge Graph Data In Your Own Apps

In one of many interesting Google I/O sessions, Google shows developers how to tap into Freebase, the open core of its Knowledge Graph, to enhance their own apps with Knowledge Graph data. The session takes a look at the Freebase APIs, and discusses how they can enhance applications to better understand people, places and things. During the Google I/O keynote, …

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Google Has Some Thoughts On What You Can Do To Help Stop Bills Like SOPA

One of the most valuable allies in the fight against SOPA last year was Google. The search giant gave millions of Internet users the tools necessary to contact their representatives to voice their opposition to the bill. Now Google is back giving tips on how developers and users can influence tech policy. During Google I/O 2013, Derek Slater, Jen Pahlka …

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Want To Develop For Google Glass? Watch These Videos

Google Glass may have been announced at last year’s Google I/O, but it didn’t get a proper introduction until this year’s I/O. Google devoted a number of sessions for the new hardware on Thursday, and Google has made some of those sessions available on YouTube. First up is Developing for Glass with Timothy Jordan. He announced the Glass Developer Kit …

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If You’re Looking To Sell More From Mobile, These Google I/O Videos Might Help

If you’re looking to sell more from mobile devices, you might want to check out a couple of sessions from Google I/O that the company has now made available online. Google, during its keynote, noted that 97 percent of mobile shopping carts are abandoned. Clearly, there’s work to be done. Google did announce a new Google Wallet API designed to …

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Don’t Miss These Google+ Talks From Google I/O

Google announced a slew of new features (41 actually) for Google+ at Google I/O, including a new redesign. As you might imagine, this has implications for businesses, publishers and developers alike. With that, you would probably do well to check out these three Google+ talks from the event, which dive into buttons, badges, etc. for publishers, getting the most out …

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Glass Developer Kit Is In The Works At Google

Google Glass Explorers have been busy developing apps for the device with the Mirror API that launched alongside the hardware. Developers may have found themselves running into some limitations, but that will be fixed in the future. During the Developing for Glass session at Google I/O, Timothy Jordan, Senior Developer Advocate for Project Glass, announced that the Glass team is …

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Google Announces A New AdMob Revamp

At Google I/O, Google announced today that it has rebuilt its AdMob mobile ad network technology. It incorporates tech from other Google platforms like AdSense, and adds some additional features. The new AdMob includes smarter app promotion features. “Conversion Optimizer helps many AdWords advertisers increase conversions while decreasing cost per acquisition,” explains AdMob product manager Vishay Nihalani. “We’re now bringing …

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Businesses Should Make Sure They Didn’t Miss These Google Announcements

Google kicked off its annual developers conference, Google I/O, on Wednesday, with a keynote lasting nearly four hours. It’s always expected that Google will make a bunch of announcements at these events, and they certainly did. This year’s hasn’t been the sexiest Google I/O full of new gadgets and big new services, but it has focused a great deal on …

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