Chances are, you didn’t get a ticket to Google IO 2011…we almost didn’t! I’m sure you’ve heard, but the event was sold out in 59 minutes. LUCKILY our one and only AndroidGal founder Angel Webster was able to snag a ticket. The conference’s “exciting 48 hours” started today May 10th. If you are one of those sad ‘gals that will be spending this developer’s event at home, make sure you check out these three things. They will be sure to keep you up to date with all the mobile developing fun!
This application is of course created by Google and is free in the Android market. Listed below are it’s great features. This app really makes you feel like you’re actually at the conference….for a few moments
* Look at the schedule
* Look through detailed session and speaker info
* Look through info about companies in the Developer Sandbox
* Star sessions and Sandbox companies
* Get the current buzz on I/O via real time search stream
* Guide yourself using the conference map
* Create and manage notes using Catch
See something on the app’s calendar that you wish you could of made it to? Well Google may give you a chance to watch that session! This Google I/O homepage is an interactive I/O Live dashboard and will provide the following purposes.
- Watch live stream video feeds from our two largest session rooms from 9:00 a.m PST to 6:00 p.m. PST during both days of the conference. This will include streaming of the keynotes, as in years past, as well as—new for 2011—the addition of sessions from Android and Chrome. We’ll also aim to post HD video recordings from sessions that are not livestreamed within 24 hours.
- Read captions from the live streamed sessions in real-time. Plus, to make sure all our content is accessible, all remaining videos will also be captioned. For international developers, captions will be machine translated to all languages that are supported byGoogle Translate.
- Be one of the first to know by getting your news direct from the source. The latest announcements and news will be added to our I/O Live dashboard in real-time.
- Submit your questions to our Sandbox developers. We’ll post answers for the questions with the most votes.
With the combination of these Google goodies, we might not feel that out of the loop this week. Google will live stream the two keynote presentations, two full days of Android and Chrome technical sessions, and the After Hours party. Even if you miss the live stream, you will be able to check out the archives. Google has promised to have recorded videos from all sessions available within 24 hours after the conference. Will you be tuning in live or checking out the archives? Let us know!