It looks as though Pinterest may be coming to Android a lot sooner than any of us thought. If you've installed this year's Google I/O app which, let's face it if you're here then you have, then you'll be able rummage around through the schedule and you'll come to this below:-
This details an exhibition from Pinterest themselves with Cynthia Maxwell and Carl Rice, senior software engineer and a Developer for mobile, respectively. It's good to see a company like Pinterest turning up to I/O. It stands to reason that this might mean the launch of the anticipated Android client of the service might happen during I/O, but, we'll find that out soon or enough, won't we?
Pinterest have had an Android app in the works for some time as the following on their website might suggest: "We're working on a dedicated Android app. We know lots of folks are eager to see one, so when we feel we're in the final stages of its development, we'll be sure to share more information." So, it might be finally ready to come to Android in a big way, instead of asking users to rely on the mobile version of the website.
For those that don't know – like I didn't until recently – Pinterest is a service that allows people to pin things that interest them and then share this over Facebook and Twitter. Android users familiar with the service might have been a little peeved to see that iOS users were given a native app at first but, this seems like it's about to change. It's going to be interesting to see what Pinterest might bring to Android in terms of integration and whether or not Google+ will be involved.
Speaking of I/O, Android Headlines is the place to be this week, we've got people there in the form of Mike Corbett and Justin Diaz and myself and the rest of the team will be working feverishly to get the news out to you guys!