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Google I/O 2014 Keynote

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  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:27:51 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:28:26 PM
    She's going to talk about developing apps, distributing them, and how to make money.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:28:36 PM
    Appurify "is joining" Google, says Powers.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:28:45 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 6:28:48 PM
    For the record, Ellie is wearing an LG G Watch as well.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:28:59 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:29:08 PM
    Not sure what that means.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:29:21 PM
    Whether they're just partners or were bought.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:29:32 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:29:49 PM
    But they're going to help app makers do cross-platform testing, global device support, and connectivity simulations, Powers says.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:30:08 PM
    Appurify will continue to be cross-platform on iOS and Android, and available as a freemium service.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:30:17 PM
    Sounds like they bought them...
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:30:29 PM
    Announcing platform preview of Google Fit.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:30:49 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:31:21 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 6:31:39 PM
    Another platform to unify fitness data, much like Apple's HealthKit recently announced at WWDC. Unification of all these disparate sources of data is going to be a key piece of functionality this year.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:31:46 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:32:03 PM
    Google Fit APIs allow apps to share your fitness activity, but only with your explicit permission
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:32:12 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:32:26 PM
    Not sure that's going to go over well, permissions haven't exactly been a great problem-solver for Android...
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:32:28 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 6:32:31 PM
    Interesting, Nike is supporting this, not just going full-bore on Apple integration.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:32:50 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:33:03 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:33:11 PM
    Now up: Google PLay Games
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:33:20 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:33:21 PM
    "Fastest growing mobile game network of all time," she says.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:33:28 PM
    More than 100m new users in past six months.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:33:50 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:33:55 PM
    Play Games was first announced last year, but hasn't exactly been a game-changer /sadtrombone.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:34:11 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:34:24 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:34:32 PM
    Gaming profile will allow you to better manage your saved games, as well as your own leaderboard
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:34:45 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 6:34:46 PM
    Thank goodness, the saved games feature of Play Games is being extended, so you can resume more easily across devices. This is even more important as Android TV now runs games and the like.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:34:49 PM
    Quest is an online, time-based goal in a specific game
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:34:59 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:35:17 PM
    Devs won't have to do much heavy lifting to get this to their players.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:36:04 PM
    Direct carrier billing, where you pay your carrier instead of a la carte with a credit card, is big in developing countries
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:36:14 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:36:22 PM
    and with people who don't want to save a credit card to their apps
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:36:41 PM
    Sundar is back
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:36:54 PM
    "We have paid out more than $5 billion to developers on Google Play," he says.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 6:37:05 PM
    Has increased 2.5x since the year before.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 6:37:06 PM
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