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Google Play Gets More Family-Friendly With Content Ratings, Filtering By Age And Interest

google-io-20150274 In April, Google announced a new developer-facing program called “Designed for Families” which allowed mobile app publishers the option to undergo an additional review in order to be included in a new section focused on kids’ apps within Google Play. Today, that section — or sections, as it turns out — is being officially unveiled. Parents searching… Read More

Chromecast Gets Autoplay, Queuing, Second Screen And Multiplayer Game Powers

Driver Speedboat  Paradise Google’s Chromecast is a quiet little media secret agent turning the search giant into a big time home entertainment player. All told, users of Cast-enabled software have hit the little button to put their small-screen content up on the big screen a total of 1.5 billion times in the U.S. alone, and Chromecast floats other Google boats, too – users increase their YouTube viewing time… Read More

Google Launches Easier-To-Use App Install Analytics For Android Developers

DSC00003 Google today announced that it has worked with 20 advertising partners to bring its app install analytics in Google Analytics to iOS developers. To enable this functionality, Google worked with partners like inMobi and Millennial Media to set up an open tracking system that allows developers to track the success of their app install ads and the lifetime value of the users they acquired… Read More

Google Has Shipped Over 1 Million Cardboard VR Units

google-io-20150282 Google revealed today that Cardboard has quietly become the leading VR platform in terms of platform reach – over 1 million Cardboard units have shipped out to users so far, a 100 percent increase on the 500,000 milestone it announced in December of last year. Cardboard’s progression is a testament to Google’s approach, which favors simplicity and low barriers to entry… Read More

GoPro Built This Epic 16-Camera Array To Capture VR Content For Google

gopro The 360 Degree Camera Array aims to capture the world for virtual reality. The rig holds 16 Hero4 cameras and records a 360 degree panoramic video — think like the Matrix’s bullet time but outward facing. But you can’t buy it yet. For the first six months rigs like these will be available exclusively to Google content creators. As the video shows below the recorded video… Read More

Google Photos Breaks Free Of Google+, Now Offers Free, Unlimited Storage

google-io-20150182 Google’s long-rumored revamp of its photo-sharing service, Google Photos, has finally been officially announced. The killer feature? Users can now backup up full resolution photos and videos – up to 16MP for photos and 1080p for videos – to Google’s cloud for free. The service will roll out to Android, iOS and web users starting today, the company says. The free… Read More

Google Partners With Udacity To Launch Android Development Nanodegree

andfund At its I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google today announced that it has partnered with Udacity to launch a six-course Android development nanodegree. The idea here is to help developers learn how to write apps for Google’s mobile operating system “the right way” up to the point where they could potentially be hired by Google itself. Clearly then, this is not… Read More

Google’s New Cloud Test Lab Lets Android Developers Quickly Test Their Apps On Top Android Devices For Free

kKViamwE8Hy Google launched a new project at its I/O developer conference today that will make it easier for developers to check how their mobile apps work across the 20 most popular Android devices from around the world. It’s no secret that the diverse Android ecosystem makes life harder for developers, given that they can’t simply test their apps on a small number of popular devices and… Read More

Google Brings Turn-By-Turn Directions To Offline Maps

google-io-20150229 Google announced that Maps will soon provide turn-by-turn navigation for routes saved for offline use (or when you completely lose your connection in the middle of nowhere). Read More

Google’s new Photos app gives you unlimited space for photos and videos

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Google‘s long-awaited Photos app is finally here

The tech giant unveiled Photos for Android, iOS and web during the opening keynote of Google I/O in San Francisco on Thursday. The app, which automatically backs up and stores an unlimited quantity of photos and videos for free, is meant to act as a home for all your photos and keep them organized

“How often do we spend time just scrolling, scrolling to find that photo they want?” asked Anil Sabharwal, Director of Photos

Photos and videos are stored at a high-resolution, emphasized Google. And while tens of images seemed to load quickly and seamlessly during Google’s onstage demo, Sabharwal said those images were actually stored remotely so they don’t hog up precious store on mobile devices Read more…

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