Live From I/O: Android Pulls An iPhone, App Engine Goes Public, and Google Embraces the Open Web
We’re here at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for Google I/O, where the Mountain View-based search giant is covering a broad range of topics - from Android to App Engine, OpenSocial to Web Toolkit - in front of an audience of developers. VP of engineering Vic Gundotra is kicking things off with a keynote, which will be streamed and live blogged below. Also see our gallery of photos, and a video from AndroidCommunity, below from an impressive Android demonstration given during the keynote. See our expectations for the event here.
Post-Keynote Press Conference Google is answering some Q&A from the press at a meeting following the keynote. Representatives from Google include:
Vic Gundotra - Developer Programs
Tom Stocky - Google App Engine team
Allen Hurff - MySpace and Gears
Sundar Pichai - Gears team
Andy Rubin - Android team
Peter Birch - Google Earth team
Bruce Johnson - Google Web Toolkit team
David Glazer - OpenSocial team
Our notes follow: When asked about how Vic measures the success of initiatives, he says that it’s different for Google than other companies because Google is not promoting its own platform. He says he measures success by the number and quality of applications that 3rd party developers and Google itself develop. We are not announcing any network investments today, but deeply invested in open networks going forward. Increasing, pervasive bandwidth with consumer freedom of choice “Definitely going to be launching” other languages for App Engine, since infrastructure is language neutral. When we announced Android with 34 partners, we said handsets would be available in second half of this year. “We want to make sure it’s perfect” Not being any more specific about when it’ll be available. Android built generically to work with a lot of different types of devices. We just happened to show demo with touch-screen, could have shown one with track ball instead. The specific OEM who made hardware for Android demo can’t be disclosed. Andy Rubin provides some other details about the device, such as how much memory it had. Mobile World Congress in March was the last real time Android was demoed in public, today shows the most recent advances. App Engine pricing announced today is the expected pricing to be used later this year. Vic doesn’t think there’s any question that, in terms of the platform, the web has won. When asked about Facebook not joining Open Social yet, Vic says Google is eager to work with entire industry, no one excluded. Goal is for people to deploy Open Social apps without talking with Google - “the power of an open standard”, don’t need business relationship to deploy on technology Rubin says interest in Android has been global. Google says it doesn’t have a particular expectation for how many developers will actually pay for App Engine. When asked about concerns about data privacy and security, Vic says its Google mission to earn consumers’ trust; says security standards need to be hardened. Says benefits of having data in cloud will eventually tip the balance in favor of hosted software. Vic says Google thinks industry at large has converged on WebKit, expects to see major fresh from Nokia on that front. On desktop side, Sundar Pichai says Google focuses on helping evolve HTML 5. Vic: old way of looking at this was “browser wars”, now consumers are just benefitting from advancements in browsers. In terms of implementing OpenID, David Glazer won’t give any specifics. But he mentions that Blogger is already a provider - this is one of Google’s first steps into OpenID. When asked about Android multi-touch, Andy Rubin says software doesn’t really need to do much to support it — developers just need to write the right drivers to make it happen (Android demonstration during keynote was single-touch). Vic: Amazon opening up their web services was a milestone. App Engine is a slightly different approach - not the “a la carte” approach, but a simpler, more holistic one. But the two are not mutually exclusive; you can use both in conjunction. “They are not as competitive as some would like to make them. We are excited to see developers use Amazon or App Engine, just want to see developers make great apps.”
오늘 50 Winner들에게 개발용 SDK가 전달되었는데 아마도 구글 IO전에 새로운 UI가 유출되는것을 막으려고 한듯 하네요. 주어진 SDK는 버그가 많아서 개발이 어렵다고 M5로 해야겠다고들 하는 상태인데, 데모만 보면 참으로 완성도가 높은것처럼 보이네요. Activity전환이나 터치의 사용등을 보면 역시나 iPhone을 따라가는듯한 (직접 구현해서 쓰고 있던 저는 낭패 ㅠㅜ) 그리고 위젯은 데모 삼성 터치에서 보던 시계데모와 비슷하네요.
요즘 개인적으로 안드로이드 app. 개발 관련해서 많은 시간을 투자하고 있는데..
회색님이 구글 ADC 50 winner에 들어가기까지 참 많은 고민을 했었다는 생각을 하고
그 노하우를 전수받을 수 있는 기회가 좀 있었으면 합니다....
《Re》들풀 님 ,
전수라고 할만한 노하우가 있는 것은 아닌데, 궁금한거 있음 연락주세용.