ENTRIES TAGGED "Google I/O"
Today at Google I/O, Google has made several announcements for geo developers. To sum:
- Google is pushing the Maps API into mobile (and performance is a big part of the push)
- Geolocation is going to be a part of every Google product eventually
- Android is being backed by deep pockets
- Google is preparing an army of Qualified Developers to bring more them more API customer
At Google I/O this morning, DeWitt Clinton announed Google Web Elements, a new simple interface layer to Google Ajax APIs. The goal is to make bringing Google features to other sites as easy as cut and paste. And indeed, the cut and paste functionality is impressive: Add news, custom search, conversations, maps and more to your site with only a few clicks. If the earlier HTML 5 announcements were for developers, these announcements are for everyone else. Any blogger can easily incorporate Google services.
"Never underestimate the web," says Google VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra in his keynote at Google I/O this morning. He goes on to tell the story of a meeting he remembers when he was VP of Platform Evangelism at Microsoft five years ago. "We believed that web apps would never rival desktop apps. There was this small company called Keyhole,…