Several About Objects engineers attended the Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, CA recently. Google I/O is an annual 3-day conference where developers from all over the world learn the latest on Android, Chrome, Search, Google Cloud Engine and other Google technologies.
The highlights of this year’s conference were Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and new streamlined SDKs for Google Chromecast, Google Firebase, and Android N. Our team was particularly excited to see the mobile app booth displaying a demo of a web app their colleagues had just completed earlier in the week, in an impressively short timeframe.
Prior to the official start of the conference, the Google AMP team helped our engineers get up to speed on AMP. Our team also had the opportunity to get a hands-on preview of a prerelease version of the Google Cast SDK directly from the Google Cast team. Not only did that allow our engineers to provide early feedback, but the insights garnered helped them fine-tune their roadmap for upcoming work on a mobile Chromecast experience.