Google I/O 2009 Wrapup

I’ve had a couple of days to absorb what I saw and learned at Google I/O.  Here’s my take on the conference, especially as it relates to mobile. First, it was the best run technical event I’ve ever attended.  Not only were the sessions very well presented and useful for anyone working with or interested in Google services, APIs and products but the event logistics were beautifully done. Someone sweated the little details like the indoor attended bicycle parking, short … Continue reading

Google Wave – Email Reinvented

The big announcement at I/O today was Google Wave, a personal communication and collaboration tool. Google obviously has great aspirations for this product. The entire 90 minute keynote was devoted to a demo of Wave by lead developer Lars Rasmussen and product manager Stephanie Hannon. Lars and his brother Jens are the brains behind Google Maps. Wave will be open source and is pure HTML5 and runs in the browser, including the browsers on the iPhone and Android. Lars described … Continue reading

Mobile is Big at the Google I/O Developer Conference

I just got back from the first day of Google I/O. What an exciting day for mobile web advocates like me. In the keynote CEO Eric Schmidt and Vice President of Developer Platforms Vic Gundotra said “mobile” so many times I lost count.  There were some significant announcements and Schmidt promises even bigger ones tomorrow.  From the keynote to the “After Hours” party, it was a long day.  I’ve only had time to write up a few highlights but will … Continue reading

I’m Going to Google I/O!

I’ll be at Google I/O in San Francisco tomorrow and Thursday.  Mostly I’ll be haunting the mobile sessions, although I want to take in a some of the App Engine and AJAX ones too. It looks like the mobile track is all Android, which is great.  With the slew of recent Android device announcements and project head Andy Rubin recently saying that Android is “revolutionary“, I’m hoping for some major Android news out of I/O this year. I also want … Continue reading