Google Drive has more than 190 million 30-day active users, up 85% from last year.
Drive for Work: Data will be encrypted in transit and on-server. Enhanced admin controls. Unlimited storage for $10 per user per month.
"Native Office" sounds boring, but let me say, the on-stage demo was fantastic. Open a Word file, edit it without conversion, save it automatically back as a Word file for whomever sent it to you in the first place. Nice, invisible user-centric design work here.
And the second protestor! "You all work for a totalitarian company that works for the CIA and NSA!"
"building machines that kill people"
"Wake the fuck up!" he says as he's escorted out.
We're deep in API-ville again, talking about cloud saving. There's code on the screen. Moments like this, you remember that Google I/O is at heart meant to be a developer's conference, not a consumer show.
Debugging code = watching paint dry
Now that the paint has dried, we're on to Google Play.
Appurify is joining Google. Want to shout, protestor-style: What were the terms of the deal?
Appurify will remain cross platform on iOS and Android, available as a freemium service.
Google Fit platform. Single set of APIs to manage fitness data from apps and sensors on cross-platform devices and wearables.
First it was Samsung that debuted a platform for wearables. Then Apple with HealthKit. Now that we have Google Fit, these separate platforms aren't all that unified, are they? #fullcircle
Partners: Nike, Adidas, Asus, HTC, Noom, Motorola, Withings, Mio, Runtastic, and more.
API available in few weeks
Google Play Games has 100 million new users in past six months.
Circling back on Google Fit--it's odd that it isn't AndroidFit, isn't it? But Google isn't pushing a health platform here. Instead they're pushing an API--connective software, basically, for health devices. Even so, it doesn't seem to match Google's strategy in the phone, car, or with the TV.
Since last year's I/O conference, Google has paid out $5 billion to developers, 2.5 times the growth year over year.