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Ankur Kotwal
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Want to learn how to incorporate Google Maps on your site? This course has you covered.
 
Learn how to harness the power of Google Maps APIs on your site with the new Udacity course: http://goo.gl/m5e1JQ
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I/O, I/O. It's off to work I go!
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The Building for Billions framework will help you optimise for the current and next billion users.
 
Building for billions
Announcing developers.google.com/billions.

Over half the world’s smartphone users access the Internet over a 2G connection. Even more may want to access content while entirely offline — whether between stations on the subway in Tokyo or to cope with a flakey connection in a rural part of Rajasthan.

To reach billions of users, developers must address core challenges: limited or intermittent connectivity, device compatibility, and high data costs. Today we’re unveiling developers.google.com/billions and related Android and Web resources to help developers deliver exceptional performance across a range of connections, data plans, and devices.

We’ll also be talking about this on stage every day at I/O - join us online or in-person:
[Livestreamed] Android application architecture: Get ready for the next billion! (https://goo.gl/0UCZtz)
[Livestreamed] Lean and fast: putting your app on a diet (https://goo.gl/xjJ50m)
Building for billions on the web (https://goo.gl/8ycLMT)
Building for billions on Android (https://goo.gl/l44Qky)
Experts App Clinic - Best Practices when Building Apps for Billions
Build for billions: Deliver the best performance for billions of users - across a variety of connections, data plans, and devices.
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The year of Linux on the desktop! Yep, this joke is going to get old fast.
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Yup. As a Linux diehard you wouldn't catch me near a windoze machine.
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Starting today everyone with recent Nexus devices can update to N. Check out what the cake looks like while its still baking! Sure you may hit some bumps along the way but being on the bleeding edge is pretty fun!
 
What will the #AndroidN -release be named? We’re nut tellin’ you yet.

But we are sharing the preview earlier than ever. Check out some of the new APIs and features in #AndroidN , more to come over the next few months: http://goo.gl/lSgosj

We’re doing things a bit differently for #AndroidN . By making it easier for you to try out the developer previews, and giving all of us more time to tweak and iterate, we hope to create a stronger platform that’s fine tuned for the billions of people that use Android everyday: https://goo.gl/wpasJw
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Supposedly the 5x phone is really slow... http://pca.st/1XBh
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The #io16 buses have been fit out with trackers. Look for QR codes! +Brett Morgan+Lua Cortes+Stephen McDonaldhttps://t.co/CfFvC1MuzM
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Google I/O thoughts...
The stages at Google I/O are amazing this year. I/O's got such a great vibe this year!

You should come check out the Geo sandbox at Google I/O. We have demoes, Maps API team members and a sweet bus!

We also have a Google I/O bus tracker! You'll learn about it on our buses and the Geo sandbox. It's really cool. h/t +Brett Morgan & Stephen McDonald

I'm presenting 3 sessions at Google I/O this year. Hope to see you there!

Session 1. Codeless Middleware: from paradox to reality https://events.google.com/io2016/schedule?sid=dc641ff7-0bef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7#day2/dc641ff7-0bef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7 Server-side code can truly be optional!

Session 2. Building for Billions on Android https://events.google.com/io2016/schedule?sid=da9c1403-0cef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7#day2/da9c1403-0cef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7 Your users will love you for embracing the framework.

Session 3. Streamlining developer experiences with the Google Maps API https://events.google.com/io2016/schedule?sid=98621cfd-0bef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7#day3/98621cfd-0bef-e511-a517-00155d5066d7

If you're wondering how to get to Google I/O this year, check this schedule. https://events.google.com/io2016/attend#travel

Google I/O 2016 brings together developers for an immersive, three-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 18-20, 2016. #io16
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You can now track Google Maps API changes with RSS feeds.
 
JS devs: stay up-to-date with Google Maps JavaScript API release notes by subscribing to the RSS feed https://goo.gl/xWDZF8
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Such a good ad!
 
Rock, Paper and Scissors don’t have much in common, but that won’t stop them. Be Together. #NotTheSame https://youtu.be/UYxpX3N20qU
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Woohoo! I better get back to work, we have a show to put on.
 
Exciting news: we’re only 18 weeks away from Google I/O! 2016 is going to be a special year for us -- we held our first developer day 10 years ago at the Googleplex. To celebrate our 10th anniversary of developer gatherings, we’ll be hosting I/O in our backyard at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA from May 18th - 20th. We’ll have 3 full days together to dive deep into developer content, code labs, and more. If you can’t make it in person, you can still join us via I/O Live and through an I/O Extended event in your local community. Stay tuned to #io16 and +GoogleDevelopers in the coming weeks for more details.
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When are you coming to South Africa? It would be a treat to have some devrel come over and talk to our developer communities ;)
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    MBA, 2010 - 2013
  • University of Technology, Sydney
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