8:10 – I am waiting in line for the keynote, I am glad to have a super power company pass from my company Zillow because my line has about 400 people and the general public line has 3000 people wrapping around the walls of the Moscone Center.
8:30 Just let into the keynote hall, the excitement is in the air. People dashing all around looking for the best seat in the house to hear about the new and exciting products!
8:49 The hall is filling up quickly, everyone is taking photos and participating in the Pre-event warm up. There is some club music echoing through the hall with colored lights… It’s a party in here !!
8:59 it’s beginning!
9:16 Now there is geofencing, activity recognition API ‘s.
9:20 Wow, google has done a great job with single sign-in. On your website you can now automatically download a websites android app, if they have one, directly to your android device when you log into the website.
9:22 GCM Upstream messaging, now you can send messages to your server!
9:28 There is a new Android IDE (Android Studio) released today and it bring competition to Xcode!
9:38 Android Console has Alpha and Beta treating rollout for production.!
10:07 Google has introduced new jpeg (WEBP) and video (VP9) that reduce media by 40%.
10:09 Chrome us reduced the check out process much simpler from 11 steps to 3 steps. This is great because it also synchs your payment info across devices.
10:15 Wow, Chrome has added the ability to connect devices together to create a single game!
10:35 Google Hangout looks great and now supports related hash tags and image recognition of photos., so if you have a photo of Moscone Center, Hangout will add the hash tag.
10:38 Google Hangout for all. It is on all devices today!
10:38 Google photo is upgraded to 5GB free space today. Google has added a process that pics the best photos from your camera roll through photo analysis, this is a really cool technology.
11:08 I have been a longtime Apple fanboy, but watching Google Now for mobile and desktop, I am finding it really hard to stay. Google Now makes Siri look like a toy. I will wait until WWDC to make judgment.
11:18 Google Maps
Google Maps for mobile is really cool, it has all the features that people want and it looks like it works!
The new Google maps has a new and cool fly in to building feature. The map is now full screen with all of the needed information as popup windows hovering over the map.
The Explore feature can turn a boring weekend into sow thing great, just click on Explore and wonder around the map until you find something you like, view recommendations from others to chart out your day.
Taking transit is great now, Maps even comes with a gantt like chart of transit schedules.
Wow, they have added a 3D photo tour that I have never seen! Leap Motion is user generated photos that are converted into 3D. They just did a demo of Maps and it will blow your mind!
12:02 We are at the end and are doing Q/A now..