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Very happy to announce a new design pattern for the Android Design Guide: The Navigation Drawer.

Navigation drawers have been a community-driven pattern for a while. We have now formalized its use on the Android platform with a new chapter in the official Android Design Guide. If you're interested in using this pattern in your app, or want to update your existing drawer to match best practices and recommendations, head on over and take a look.
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Join us at Google Developer Group at an absurd hour as we live stream events occuring at Google I/O. We'll be connecting with groups and special guests to chat, gossip while we dissect the new product and platform announcements. Genuinely awesomely fun :)
Google IO Extended Melbourne
Thu, May 16, 2013, 1:30 AM GMT+10
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This was really awesome. Wish I could have stayed for the whole thing but I had to work the next day! Thank you Leon for putting this together.
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44 Developers are learning some seriously awesome tips for better web development and workflow habits using Chrome this Thursday. You in?
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https://developers.google.com/events/io/ is a place to watch four different live streams of sessions from Google I/O right now!

I'm in the Google Wallet session where they just launched Instant Buy, a great way to make buying easier in Android apps.

Google also just added the ability to send money in Gmail: http://www.google.com/wallet/send-money/

I'm also really excited about the "autocomplete" session coming up later today. I'd recommend every webmaster to read more about requestAutocomplete(): http://www.chromium.org/developers/using-requestautocomplete Filling out forms to buy stuff is a pain, and autocomplete lets users sail through those forms and make it really easy to buy things on your site.

Oh, and Google's new All Access music pass looks quite cool. For $9.99/month you can play millions of songs and listen to music radio with unlimited skips. There's a 30 day free trial, and if you start the trial before June 30, 2013 then the price drops to $7.99/month. I've been testing All Access and I've been really impressed with the music service.

Added: I've been using the new Google+ for a while too. It's a bit of a change from before, but I really like it. I've found myself reading Google+ a lot more in the new experience.
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Get acquainted with the new +Google Maps and +Google Earth developments with the upcoming Mapping with Google course beginning in June. Signup today!
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An important incremental step to making +Gmail even more awesome: interactive customisable action buttons. If you haven't checked out schema.org too, it's worth a read - lays out the future foundations for the web
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Take your ideas, make some new friends and build a startup over three days!

Fellow entrepreneurs, designers and developers will be gathering with the support of experienced industry coaches to help realise your teams vision and impress the judges.

GDG Melbourne coaches will be on hand to help inspire and educate how Google technologies can build your startup to success. Starts Friday 6:30pm and ends Sunday 8pm. 

DISCOUNTS FOR GDG MEMBERS Simply enter eventGDG as coupon code to receive 20% off your registration as a developer!

For more details including registration visit http://melbourne.startupweekend.org/
Startup Weekend Melbourne
Fri, April 12, 2013, 6:30 PM GMT+10
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Meetup link: http://www.meetup.com/gdgmelb/events/107451772/

Join +Michael Mahemoff, former Google Chrome advocate and creator of +Player FM, as he guides us through how Chrome can improve the web development experience. 

Discover all devtools has to offer to diagnose errors and fine-tune your web apps and APIs. Learn the hidden benefits of user profiles and mobile debugging. 

Chrome is the world's most popular browser and for developers, you'll soon realise it should be yours too!

Schedule: 
6:00pm - Doors open, networking
6:25pm - Group announcements
6:30pm - Lightning talks
6:45pm - Chrome: A Developers Best Friend (by Michael Mahemoff)  
7:30pm - Q&A

LIGHTNING TALKS: Have a great insight on Google technologies you'd like to share? Then take the stage and present for five minutes! It could be a tech demo, an app you're working on or simply a discussion on technology. Contact +Leon Gouletsas for details

SPONSORS: We'd like to thank +Feynbrook for sponsoring food & drinks for the event. Feynbrook are the experts at helping businesses go Google with Google Apps. Contact +Tony Brooks for details
Chrome: A Developer's Best Friend
Thu, March 28, 2013, 6:00 PM GMT+11
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Google Developer Groups provide local meet-ups for those with an interest in the use and development of Google services and technologies.
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Google Developer Groups provide local meet-ups for those with an interest in the use and development of Google services and technologies. GDGs help developers and enthusiasts to better work with the Internet, Google tools and services.

We organize educational events and competitions from lightning talks to hackathons which aims to foster a sense of community here in Melbourne, Australia. You can be part of this movement by subscribing to our MeetUp page for events and discussion or volunteer to present

Disclaimer: GDG Melbourne is an independent group; our activities and the opinions expressed on this +Page should in no way be linked to Google, the corporation.