Google I/O 2012 is just a week away and the official app has finally hit the Play Store. Going to the conference? You can download it here for free of course. For those not familiar, Google I/O is an annual developer focused conference held by none another than Google in San Francisco. This year it's taking place from June 27th-29th. The conference hasn't always been around, just starting in 2008 which makes this their fourth year.
It features sessions based around building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. Think of it as a WWDC, but all about Google. One thing that's been said to be announced this year is the Nexus tablet, a wildly speculated 7 inch tablet that features a quad core processor and to be priced at $199 which could easily make its mark as the best selling 7 inch tablet in months to come.
With the Google I/O 2012 app, you can...
- View the conference agenda and edit your personal schedule
- View detailed session, code lab, and speaker information, including speaker bios, photos, and Google+ profiles
- +1 sessions right from the app
- Participate in public #io2012 conversations on Google+
- Guide yourself using the conference map
- Get a reminder a few minutes before sessions in your schedule are due to start
- View information about companies in the Developer Sandbox
- Keep up with announcements from the I/O team during the conference
- View your schedule on your Android 3.0+ device's home screen using an app widget
- Play back "I/O Live" session video streams on your Android 3.0+ devices
- Automatically sync sessions in your schedule to your Android 4.0 device's calendar
- Beam session details from your Android 4.0, NFC-enabled device to another using Android Beam
It's not surprising to see the Google+ integration as, well, is Google's very own social network. Last year, attendees received a free 10 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. This year who knows what to expect, but it wouldn't be far-fetched to see the Nexus tablet being handed out.