This was my second time attending Google I/O and it was once again a great experience. I put together a few highlights of the event below:
Surprisingly I am told no developers have passed out from the heat yet at #GoogleIO2016 #io16 pic.twitter.com/YaDTNxL3Mn
— Ina Fried (@inafried) May 18, 2016
Most of the Android ladies I know of in the world. Who’s missing?!? #AndroidDev #io16 pic.twitter.com/in8KjFnVHS
— Corey Latislaw 🐞 (@corey_latislaw) May 18, 2016
The latest @androidstudio is amazing!!! Merged Manifests, better support for updating dependencies, and more. #io16 pic.twitter.com/3Chc5zJq84
— Annyce Davis (@brwngrldev) May 19, 2016
Something that surprised me though was how Firebase has become the de facto standard of all things mobile for Google. In fact, several products were renamed “Firebase X, Y, Z”. The following tweet summarizes it best:
#io16 so far… pic.twitter.com/AEIauhNekM
— John Mahoney (@jjmiv) May 20, 2016
Also there were several talks on developing applications for emerging markets. I especially enjoyed the one titled, “Building for Billions”. The speakers talked about the best strategies for making sure your application is always interactive and responsive for users regardless of network and memory conditions.
All in all, I am very thankful I was able to attend; I know that everyone doesn’t get this opportunity. I learned a lot, I drank a lot of coffee, and I met some awesome folks.
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