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Ankur Kotwal
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Attended Australian Graduate School of Management
Lives in Sydney, Australia
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  • Australian Graduate School of Management
    MBA, 2010 - 2013
  • University of Technology, Sydney
    Software Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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    APAC Head of Scalable Developer Advocacy, 2014 - present
  • Google (Android)
    Android Developer Advocate, 2011 - 2014
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I/O. I/O. It's off to work I go.
If you're at Google I/O and interested in learning about building amazing maps, come check out my talk.
If you can't make it in person, the #mapszen videos will be available soon!

Hope you all enjoy Google I/O 2015, wherever you are.
Is your map user experience lacking harmony? Does it feel a bit plain? Google Developer Advocate, Ankur, will enlighten you on the zen patterns that bring maps feng shui to your Android apps. (Note: This Sandbox talk will be offered twice throughout the event. Check the schedule to confirm timings.)
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Great talk today - thank you! 
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Robots, made by the next generation! Fascinating stuff +Alex Danilo
 
As a parent its great to be able to take your kids to experience new things to help broaden their horizons. As an engineer, I thought a robot competition might be fun. Take a look:
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This is a very useful utility for taking Android screenshots.

#androiddev  
 
If you've ever taken a screenshot or a screen video from an Android phone, there's a good chance you've been copying and pasting shell commands. I made a tool that does all this in one single click, even on multiple devices at the same time. 

I actually just made this for my team, but it turned out a lot of other people in the company could use it, so I thought other people might find it useful too. 

You can get it here
https://github.com/mortenjust/androidtool-mac
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+Chris Lacy we fixed +Ian Lake's shirt. Thanks for the bug report.
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Haha I did that think to myself as I watched the video earlier today :)
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Aussie Aussie Aussie!


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Really great presentation on the journey behind building the Falcon 3 app. Lots of good advice from a real app.

I'm a big fan of the app +Joaquim Verges​!
Lessons learned from building Falcon Pro 3
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Enjoying watching Santa deliver presents on the big screen via Chromecast on Google Santa Tracker!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.santatracker
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My son kept asking all day, 'Dad, where is Santa now?'. It was great fun.
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I'm so excited to be joining this bus in New York! If you're around, come say hi! If you're not there in person, you'll be able to follow us on the website.

Here's to many more decades of the Google Maps APIs!
 
#CodetheRoad launches today. In honor of our tenth anniversary, we’ve kitted out a 1959 GM tour bus with the latest in mapping technology. Over the course of the next month, we’ll be visiting customers like +Lyft and +Harley-Davidson, hosting developer meetups and introducing you to some cool animal pals. Learn more about #CodetheRoad and when it may visit your city here:
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Wait, cool animal pals?
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Seeing these visualised is always more shocking than looking at the numerical values.
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i thought redbull was no. 1....
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App users think of their location as meaningful entities (e.g. Sydney Harbour Bridge), not as latitudes and longitudes. The Places API on Android enables you free your users from a world of mysterious numbers!
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There's no place like...-33.905613, 151.184640
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Every time I fly, I'm reminded that watches now have airplane mode. What an advanced world we live in!
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Advanced society in one perspective, but backwards in others. It's easy for aircraft to put measures in place to ensure that mobiles in aircraft is not an issue.
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Awesome news! Android TV will run across all of Sony's 2015 Bravia line of TVs.
 
Sony just announced that all of their 2015 Bravia TVs will run Android TV! Oh and they are Google Cast ready too! Find out more about Android TV SDK here: https://developer.android.com/tv/index.html 

#AndroidTV     #ces2015  
BRAVIA meets Android TV. Discover everything about Sony Android TV, the most advanced 4K UHD TV. Your smart TV just got smarter.
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