Google I/O 2010 – Building context-aware extensions for Gmail – Deep dive on Gmail contextual gadgets Enterprise 201 Dan Holevoet How much time do your users spend in email everyday? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could seamlessly integrate your apps into the rich context offered by their email and allow them to avoid shifting to new applications for various tasks
Google I/O 2010 – Google Analytics APIs: End to end Google APIs 201 Nick Mihailovski Google Analytics measures performance of your website. Learn advanced techniques on how to use our tracking, processing and data export APIs as we walk you through an example of creating a most visited pages web element for your website. For all I/O 2010 sessions, please go to code.google.com
Two months ago, we announced the start of the Google Geo Developer series on this blog. The point of the series was to bring together local geo developers for intimate talks/discussions around Maps/KML topics, and then let all developers watch the events on YouTube. It was a bit of an experiment – would we find enough topics for talks every week? Would anyone watch the videos? Well, I’m happy to say it was a successful experiment. Besides having 6 great talks and more than 20,000 YouTube video views, we also met a bunch of local developers working on geo projects (thanks for always showing up, you guys), and even met some folks from far away through the mailing list. Hopefully we’ll get to hold another of these series in the falls, so subscribe to the mailing list if you want to find out about future events.
Here’s a roundup of the talks that went down, with links to videos. Click “More info” on the YouTube description and you’ll often find a link to slides/materials.
We’ve just wrapped up day 3 of this week’s Wave Protocol Summit in San Francisco. Developers and industry partners have gathered from all over the world to discuss the architecture of Wave, opportunities for use in enterprise, government, and consumer technology, and the future of the open source project. The last few days have included a great mix of architecture presentations, technical discussions, and interesting demos using Wave technology (WaveLook, Novell Vibe, Wave-vs.net, and others).
For the rest of this week we’ll be hacking on Wave in a Box, helping new contributors tackle some starter projects, resolving open issues, and adding even more functionality.
As a reminder, we’ll continue running wave.google.com at least through the end of the year. We’ve also recently introduced a wave export feature. In addition, we’re working on ways for you to access waves through Google Docs and we hope to share more on our progress soon.
If you’re following along from home, we’ll be sharing videos following the event — but please join us in the Wave Protocol group.
The first Enterprise OpenSocial interop was last week with a number of participants testing container and gadget interoperability. One of the things we took away from the conversation was the need to reach out and engage a broader audience, including application developers who may not be as focused on Apache Shindig or the OpenSocial specification work.
In order to promote the standards work and share new features that are coming soon, a number of OpenSocial members have pulled together in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, to host our first OpenSocial RTP Meetup on November 30, 2010. Here are a few ideas to get the conversation going for the first meeting:
An introduction to OpenSocial
Getting started with Apache Shindig
ActivityStreams integration with OpenSocial
How to use the new Pub/Sub feature in OpenSocial 1.1
This is a B.Y.O.G event!! (Bring Your Own Gadgets) — We’ll try to do a test/interop session. This will be an informal gathering and we’re open to topics, interests and questions, so please jump in and update the wiki page with your ideas. Please be sure to RSVP for the event so that we can get an accurate count.
Note: Because of spammers, we’ve had to turn off open registration to the OpenSocial wiki. If you need an ID, simply e-mail the coordinators or post a request on the OpenSocial Community group.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Posted on behalf of Andy Smith (IBM), by Mark Weitzel, President, OpenSocial Foundation