Andrew Zolnai shows how quickly you can start working with Google Fusion Tables and Google Maps. There are limitations to Google Fusion Tables that will probably confine it’s use in the near future (data has to be public), but that will all be resolved when it becomes part of the Google Docs suite soon enough. I really can’t imagine visualizing data outside of Google Fusion Tables anymore with web mapping. The pieces are all there.
Not pictured: The world benefiting from Googlezilla's breath.
Cross posted on the Official Google Blog, Google Enterprise Blog and the Google Docs Blog
With Google Docs, we’re always trying to make you more productive—and part of that means making it possible for you to get things done from anywhere, at anytime. That’s why we’re excited that the new documents editor now supports editing on your mobile browser. We’re rolling this out over the next few days.
That means that…
- You can work on that important memo…while on the bus or train to work.
- If you’re behind on a group proposal, but really want to make it to the ball game tonight, your whole team can work on it from the bleacher seats.
- You can take minute-by-minute notes at a concert so you’ll always remember the setlist. And your friends can jealously follow in real-time at home.
- …and the list goes on!
Take a look at this video to see mobile editing in action:
It’s easy to get started: visit docs.google.com in a browser on a supported device, and select the document you want to edit. Then, when you’re viewing it, press the Edit button to switch to the mobile editor.
In the next few days, we’re rolling this out to English-language users around the world on Android with Froyo (version 2.2) and on iOS devices (version 3.0+) including the iPad. We’ll be adding support for other languages soon. And as before, we also support editing of spreadsheets from your mobile device’s browser.
We hope you enjoy editing your documents on the go—especially when you’re at the game with a hot dog in your other hand.
Posted by: Andrew Grieve, Software Engineer
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).
Since the Wave in a Box announcement in September, progress has been rapid. We’ve recently added:
Wave in a Box “out of the box”
You can keep up to date by following the Progress Reports wave.
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.
Posted by Dan Peterson, Product Manager