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We're excited to officially launch Nearby: a new proximity API for iOS and Android. Devices--even older devices as far back as Gingerbread and the iPhone 4--can now find and talk to each other. We believe this will unlock new types of interactions and turn interactions that used to be cumbersome, into single-touch transactions.

It's the same technology we used to build Chromecast Guest Mode, but we're making it available to all developers.

The API is part of Google Play Services on Android and a CocoaPod on iOS. Developers will find familiar publish-subscribe functionality--that relies on copresence. The API is free, unauthenticated, and flexible--allowing developers to control the user experience of their proximity feature.

http://googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2015/07/connect-with-world-around-you-through.html

We hope you like it and we're excited to see how developers can innovate with it!
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Whoa what!!! That's fantastic! Does that mean that you will be working for Google now? Or do you retire with your millions? Congrats guys!
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Know a student interested in being paid for the summer to work on an open source project used by thousands of developers, researchers, and individuals? The Funf Open Sensing Framework will be a part of the upcoming Google Summer of Code!
We're very happy to update that Funf was accepted into the 2013 Google Summer of Code! Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. Google's team works with many open source, free software, ...
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It would also be cool for a MotoBikeSpike - cell coverage is the issue out west - like in Oregon (mountains and central/eastern Oregon) This is LoJack Lite *_^ for your bike = cool !
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Wow... A must see for any lover of music.
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A lot of hard work, but finally it is live!
https://developers.google.com/nearby/ 
Build simple interactions between nearby devices and people.
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We've launched the Nearby APIs!
http://googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2015/07/connect-with-world-around-you-through.html

If you're a mobile developer, try it out and let me know what you think.
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9 new features in Google+ for Android

1. Auto Awesome Stories now combine your photos, videos and the places you visit into beautiful travelogues. You can read more at http://goo.gl/JGgzil.

2. Auto Awesome Movies are now available on Android, iOS and the web, so lots more people will receive highlight reels of their photos and videos. Here’s one example: http://goo.gl/9ljcdj.

3. You can now create animated GIFs and photobooth-style images on demand. Just tap the new plus button in Photos, and select either Motion or Mix.

4. Really big photo libraries are now supported on Android, so you can access your many thousands of photos quickly and easily.

5. You can now browse your entire photo library, as well as your highlights, by date. Just drag the new scroll bar to move forwards or backwards in time.

6. Profiles now display total content views on both Android and the web. (You can choose to show or hide this number via settings.)

7. A new navigation menu makes it easier to switch between your favorite circles and communities, as well as other places in the app.

8. It’s a lot easier to share content from your phone or tablet. To give it a try, just tap the new pencil icon at the bottom right of the stream.

9. The app menu now slides away as you move down the stream, letting posts fill the entire screen.

Look for the new app as it rolls out gradually to Google Play (http://goo.gl/ruuHW), and let us know what you think!

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Successful startup before age 30... check.  Thanks to everyone who helped get us there! The Behavio team is now a part of Google!  http://behav.io 
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Check out the new Funf v0.4, our open source mobile sensing framework, along with updates to both the Funf Journal app and the Funf In A Box service.
 
Speaking of Funf, we just released a major version update to Funf, Funf Journal, and Funf In A Box! Check it out!
Our high level goals for Funf 0.4 were to increase reliability and performance, as well as minimize effort for the developer. This last part includes both developers who are using the standard Funf API and Android library to build apps, as well as developers working on their own probes and ...
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This is a really well done video of software leaders explaining the importance of empowering the next generation to learn how to program.
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Behavio
    Co-founder and CTO, 2012 - 2013
  • MIT Media Lab
    Software Consultant, 2011 - 2012
  • Smoopa
    Co-founder and CTO, 2010 - 2011
  • Independent Software Consultant, 2008 - 2012
  • Endeca (now Oracle)
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2008
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