Thursday, August 5, 2010

New About Google - 05 August 2010

  • Rapid cloud development using App Engine for the Cycle Hire Widget Android application

    August 4, 2010

    This post is another entry in our ongoing series of guest posts contributed by App Engine developers. Today we partner with Little Fluffy Toys Ltd to tell the story of how they were able to learn App Engine (plus Python) and launched their service paired with their Android application in less than a week!
    Introduction
    Last week, Little Fluffy Toys Ltd (LFT) launched an Android app to help its users find bicycles and rental locations in London. While this story doesn't sound particularly phenomenal, how they accomplished


  • Best Practices for Handling Android User Data

    August 4, 2010

    [This post is by Nick Kralevich, an engineer on the Android Security Team. — Tim Bray]

    As the use of mobile applications grows, people are paying more attention to how these applications use their data. While the Android platform contains extensive permissions designed to protect users, application developers are ultimately responsible for how they handle users’ information. It’s important for developers to understand the code they include, and consider the permissions they request, as mishandling these issues can result in users perceiving


  • Update on Google Wave

    August 4, 2010

    We have always pursued innovative projects because we want to drive breakthroughs in computer science that dramatically improve our users’ lives. Last year at Google I/O, when we launched our developer preview of Google Wave, a web app for real time communication and collaboration, it set a high bar for what was possible in a web browser. We showed character-by-character live typing, and the ability to drag-and-drop files from the desktop, even “playback” the history of changes—all within a browser. Developers in the audience stood and cheered

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