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Google I/O 2014 Keynote

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  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:29:37 PM
    Burke is talking user experience and interface
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:29:48 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:30:04 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:30:23 PM
    He's talking about Material support, a new Material theme.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:30:30 PM
    We're looking at the dialer.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:30:49 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:30:52 PM
    There's a ripple effect when touching tabs, and the dialer button floats above UI.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:31:09 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:31:29 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:31:30 PM
    Seeing a nice demo of clean scrolling, with visual elements gradually sliding off the top of the screen. Nice and clean.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:31:34 PM
    Scrolling keeps tabs in place, search box disappears like it does in Chrome or Firefox for Android.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:31:55 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:32:02 PM
    "We wanted to give you guys early access so you begin bringing Material to your apps," says Burke.
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:32:09 PM
    The transitions are smooth and clean, but one wonders how well this will look on an older, tired phone. He appears to be testing on a Nexus 5, but presumably there is nothing else running on there. Performance on L is a big question for me.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:32:17 PM
    Material redesigns coming to all Google services "over the summer."
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:32:31 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:32:46 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:33:05 PM
    Tim's point about performance is excellent. Last year's Google Maps redo has been doggy for many people, despite Google's claims.
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:33:11 PM
    Well, shucks. Thanks.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:33:23 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:33:36 PM
    Lockscreen and notification shade will be merged in L
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  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:33:39 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:33:50 PM
    New notification: heads-up notification coming in L.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:33:54 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:34:10 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:34:19 PM
    A little game of Piano Tiles up on screen now. Looks like fun.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:34:37 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:34:40 PM
    Heads-up notification will allow things like calls to come in without interrupting whatever game you're playing. You can just swipe the interruption away.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:35:28 PM
    Whoa. Very cool security feature.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:35:45 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:35:59 PM
    If you're wearing a bluetooth watch and holding your phone, the phone will auto-unlock. Two-factor authentication.
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:36:02 PM
    Pebble users will be familiar with an app called Pebble Lock that does something similar. Glad to see this getting baked into the OS.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:36:08 PM
    No watch, and you get the pattern unlock.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:36:30 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:36:36 PM
    Avni Shah from the Chrome team onstage talking Chrome for mobile
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:36:50 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:37:23 PM
  • CryptoArgonaut 6/25/2014 4:37:25 PM
    Giant Rube Goldberg machine -- euphemism for Google's cloud? ;-)
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:37:38 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:37:51 PM
    Shah is showing us search-exploration.googleplex.com.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:37:58 PM
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:38:23 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:38:25 PM
    "Fast, fluid, continuous animation at 60 frames per second," she says. "This just wasn't possible a year ago."
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:38:44 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:38:59 PM
    Pitch for Polymer as the tool to help devs build this kind of experience for the Web.
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