Nine in the morning. It is usually at this time that much programmer decides to go to bed after an intense night of code and more code. This Friday, in São Paulo, at nine o’clock a horde of developers waiting anxiously for one of the most anticipated events of web and technology.
The Google Developer Day 2011 began with a lecture by James Whittaker, who responds as engineering director at internet company.
In his presentation, James pincelou on such varied topics as Android and Google Chrome. However, the most interesting disclosures – and less technical – just came in segment keynote on social tools. “Google+ is not just a social network; the service was done to make the social whole web,” he says.
The plans for Google+, according to James, are very high. Google’s chief engineer says the idea is to place the +1 button across the internet, no matter what site is one that the user is accessing. “Why send an email, not a completely social experience?” James asks a rhetorical move. During the presentation, a colleague showed the implementation of the button on the site Rotten Tomatoes, the analysis film – the googler triggered the +1 button, wrote a brief comment on the page for the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and then decided to share the page with only circle “Warlocks and Witches” (pulling the audience laughter, of course).
How is the Buzz this story? “Orkut and Google+ are different products with different missions. We will continue investing in both, “says the engineer already in the press conference after the keynote. The two social networks have APIs for integration with third-party applications (Google+ were announced yesterday), so that is the responsibility of each developer innovation to exploit this potential.
James points out that Google Plus is still not fully open. Meanwhile, Orkut is still open and doing very well in Brazil (although the Ibope register that Facebook has surpassed the social network in August). “Orkut has a clear inclination to communities,” adds Felix Ximenes, responsible for Corporate Communications Google Brazil.
Asked about a possible migration of Orkut users to Google+, James said that this is possible and the opposite as well. Using the two social networks is also a possibility, he says. And he concludes by saying that he is confident in the ability to innovate the Orkut team. “Orkut staff is the destiny owner,” he says.
Highlights: Android, Chrome and more
See below the main highlights of the presentation and subsequent news conference by James Whittaker, Google’s engineering director.
Android Activations. They were 60 000 per day in February 2010. In December of the same year had risen to 300 thousand per day. The latest data from Google indicate 550,000 daily activations in July 2011.
Android Market. There are more than 250,000 apps available for download. As for apps for tablets, there are no plans to create its own section of software for tablets within the Market.
Modern browsers. In Brazil considered modern browsers are used by 63.78% of Internet users. In the world this figure rises very little to 66.17% – indicating that two out of three browsers are able to run web apps more complex and complete.
. Chrome updates “We try to update Chrome the same way we update our web-based service: Transparent and smooth, without the user noticing”
End of Wave. “It was a decision of Larry Page and Sergei Brin. Some products are adopted by the mass users, others do not. We need to go in the direction that users point. ”
Google App Engine. The platform for application hosting has 200,000 registered apps and no less than 150,000 developers are registered there. The site generates 1.5 billion page views per month, being among the 10 most visited sites from Google properties in the network.
Ice Cream Sandwich. “I love that name! I’m always hungry when I use my smartphone. “Other than that, James said simply did not know when the next version of Android will be released.
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