Google I/O started off on Wednesday with some exciting new products for consumers and plenty of improvements for developers, including an unexpected surprise.
Android Things lets you build Android apps that run on devices like a Raspberry Pi using all of the great tools already available and familiar to Android developers.
Astronomer is building a platform that can ingest, process, and move data from any source to any destination. One source of data that Astronomer supports is clickstream data from apps and websites. Come learn how to get started with analytics-android and see how it can help you gather insights about your app’s usage.
Unity 3D has become a major game development platform for many developers over the past several years. In this session, we’ll be covering a high-level overview of what the platform offers, specifically for iOS game developers and explore some of the mobile VR possibilities using Google Cardboard on iOS.
Swift is missing features to automate away boilerplate code, but a new project called Sourcey creates a handy Swift code generation tool. Here’s how it works.
Back in the early 17th century, people in England stored their gold with the royal mint. But King Charles, needing funds, raided the gold in the royal mint as a loan. He took the gold along with the country's pepper stock to fund the royal crown. A few years later he was executed for treason. After that incident, individuals began storing gold with goldsmiths. The goldsmiths had private, secured vault's where individuals could feel confident about their golds safekeeping. This was the beginning of the banking industry. Today we have a similar problem: credit cards are prone to fraud and failure. Last year alone, 16 billion dollars was lost to fraud and theft of credit cards, not to mention billions more being spent to prevent fraud. With consumers wanting virtual wallets on their smartphones, the need for alternative payment methods began to form.
In December, Amazon announced Amazon Lex, and we’ve been excited about building an Amazon Lex chat-bot inside a mobile app ever since. I’ve even put together a quick tutorial below about how to let consumers talk to your mobile app by typing or voice.
People are excited about developing Android applications with Kotlin. From new side projects to existing enterprise level Java architectures, Kotlin can improve code quality and readability while reducing lines of code and eliminating entire classes of bugs. Find out why Kotlin is being used by developers at companies like Square, Trello, and Pinterest.