Google I/O 2014 Features Maps Sessions, Innovations

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2014-06-25 Print this article Print
Google I/O Conference

Google recently produced a video to show Maps developers how they can add Maps and Street View services to their mobile apps. The video shows how developers can incorporate features that can delight their users using the Google Maps Mobile APIs, along with their related features.

Kicking off today, the annual two-day Google I/O developers conference includes a full schedule of events, announcements, seminars, training sessions and much more to help Google developers add to their skills and product-building tool boxes.

The theme for this year's I/O conference is all about helping developers design, develop and distribute their applications and innovations using Google tools and resources, through a deep list of intriguing sessions, many of which can be viewed remotely via live webcasts.

Notable speakers at this year's I/O event include Ray Kurzweil, Regina Dugan, Peter Norvig and a panel of robotics experts hosted by Women Techmakers.

At the 2013 Google I/O event, Google unveiled its first-ever Google Play music subscription service that allows users to access all the music in Google's collection on the fly and add it to their personal collections. Also announced were Google Play game saving and sharing services, new APIs for Android that allow developers to create apps that can be restricted to specific locations, and tools that will help developers improve the sales and marketing of their apps for Android.

In 2012, Google I/O was the stuff of legend, featuring the fanfare-filled introduction of Google Glass. Parachutists from an airship wore Google Glass headsets and landed on the Moscone West rooftop and rappelled, bicycled and ran into the conference to the cheers of thousands in order to give the wearable computers to Google co-founder Sergey Brin—who was already wearing one himself.


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