Google Developer Day

Google Developer Day events were one-day web developer-focused gatherings around the world held annually by Google. They include seminars and codelabs focused on building of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, HTML5, Chrome, App Engine, Google Web Toolkit and give participants an excellent chance to learn about Google developer products as well as meet the engineers who work on them.

Google Developer Day
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2008 Google Developer Day in Taiwan Press Conference
Google Developer Day 2008 in Taiwan


It has been held five times to date:


Developer Days are a marketing technique used by Google to launch new products and introduce customers to innovations often presenting these in the form of games. It also seeks to encourage the participation of software developers and to attract developers who can improve web applications. A stated company goal is to "cultivate a better relationship with programmers, particularly those on the cutting edge of mashup development, a relatively new style of application development that combines information from different Web sites."[6] Such developer programs are becoming a common feature of how companies promote Web applications and are used by Amazon, eBay, Microsoft and Yahoo. In fact, Yahoo was a pioneer in the introduction developer days with its Hack Day in autumn 2006.


  • 2007: The first ever Developer Day event took place in Sydney, Australia to be followed by 9 other international locations. It provided talks and demonstrations for Gears, Web toolkit, Geo, Mapplets together with a YouTube API session writeup.[7]
  • 2008: Google unveiled its HTC android phone. It also included presentations on Chrome, AJAX and the Web Toolkit and demos for various applications such as Gears.[8]
  • 2011: The largest per-country GDD took place in China: within a month time, 3 GDD events took place, in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, with more than 3,000 developer attendees.
  • 2014: Google was the first company to release a smart watch (beating Apple to the launch at its annual Development Day in San Francisco.

Planned Google Developer Day-Game Developers Conference (GDC)

This is a major Developer Day event which will present Google games and the latest innovations. Google product managers will be available to deliver technical advice and the agenda includes:[9]

  • Growth Hacking with Play Games
  • Engaging Your Entire Community
  • Making Money on Google Play: Best Practices in Monetization
  • Grow Your Game Revenue with AdMob
  • Okay Glass, Play a Game
  • The Next Level of In-game Advertising
  • From Players to Customers: Tracking Revenue with Google Analytics
  • Take Your Users to the Next Level
  • Build Games that Scale in the Cloud
  • Looking to the Future
  • From Box2D to Liquid Fun: Just Add Water-like Particles!
  • Bringing the Power of YouTube to your Games

See also


  1. ^ "Google Developers". Google Developers.
  2. ^ "Google Developers". Google Developers.
  3. ^ "Google Developers". Google Developers.
  4. ^ "Google Developer Day 2010".
  5. ^ "Google Developer Day 2011".
  6. ^ Martin LaMonica. "Why Google loves developers - CNET". Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  7. ^ "Google Developers Blog". Google Developers Blog.
  8. ^ "BBC - blog: Google Developer Day, Wembley Stadium".
  9. ^ Dredge, Stuart; Garside, Juliette (25 June 2014). "Google launches smartwatch at annual developer conference". the Guardian. Retrieved 19 September 2018.

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Android Developer Day

Android Developer Days, or ADD, is an open conference held at various locations worldwide each year. The Android Developer Days conference is a growing organization that allows developers of various software and applications to showcase, observe, and participate in Android Developing events, such as informational lectures, workshops, entertainment activities, panel discussions, and networking opportunities make up a majority of the Android Developer Days. As an international leader in mobile operating systems, ADD has become increasingly popular as the center for mobile device conventions. Unofficial participants may elect to observe different booths and displays. However, in order to partake in the festivities, one must apply to join the organization. There is an assortment of ways that one is able to join the conference including exhibiting your own presentation, showcasing posters featuring developing applications, or instructing hands-on, interactive coding tutorials. In 2014, the Android Developer Days conventions had been held in Ankara, Turkey from May 16 to May 17.

Android Developer Lab

Android Developer Lab is a series of mobile software development-focused events around the world held annually by Google. They include bootcamps and technical sessions focused on Android and give participants an excellent chance to learn about the state of the Android platform, get hands-on with the latest version of the SDK, test applications on the latest sample Android devices, get questions answered by Google engineers from the Android team as well as meet other like-minded members of the local Android developer community.

Bootcamp is a hands-on training experience where Google engineers show attendees how to get started with Android development, from Android SDK installation to the creation of Android applications.

Technical Sessions are presentations where Google engineers speak about key Android features and show developers how to use them effectively to create high quality applications.

Andy Rubin

Andrew E. Rubin is an American computer programmer, engineer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. He is the founder and CEO of tech startup incubator Playground Global and a partner at venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures. He is the co-founder and former CEO of both Danger Inc. and Android Inc.

Emma Haruka Iwao

Emma Haruka Iwao is a Japanese computer scientist and cloud developer advocate at Google. In 2019 Haruka Iwao calculated the world's most accurate value of pi (π); which included 31.4 trillion digits, far past the previous record of 22 trillion.


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Game design document, a design document specific to video games.

Gaseous detection device, a technology used with some electron microscopes and similar instruments

Geographically Distributed Development

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Global Data Dictionary

Global Drug Development

Global developmental delay, a childhood medical disorder

Goal-Directed Design, a user interface design method developed by Alan Cooper

Group delay dispersion (Group velocity dispersion), effect of a medium on an optical signal

Google Developer Day, Google promotional events for developers

Great Dragon's Dale, a Russian-language video gaming magazine

Green Degree Directory

Growing degree-day, a unit for measuring climatic warmth over a period of time

Google China

Google China is a subsidiary of Google. Once a popular search engine, most services offered by Google China were blocked by the Great Firewall in the People's Republic of China. In 2010, searching via all Google search sites, including Google Mobile, were moved from mainland China to Hong Kong.

By November 2013 its search market share had declined to 1.7% from its August 2009 level of 36.2%.

Google Developers

Google Developers (previously Google Code) is Google's site for software development tools, application programming interfaces (APIs), and technical resources. The site contains documentation on using Google developer tools and APIs—including discussion groups and blogs for developers using Google's developer products.

There are APIs offered for almost all of Google's popular consumer products, like Google Maps, YouTube, Google Apps, and others.

The site also features a variety of developer products and tools built specifically for developers. Google App Engine is a hosting service for web apps. Project Hosting gives users version control for open source code. Google Web Toolkit (GWT) allows developers to create Ajax applications in the Java programming language.

The site contains reference information for community based developer products that Google is involved with like Android from the Open Handset Alliance and OpenSocial from the OpenSocial Foundation.

Google Developers Live

Google Developers Live is the live, streaming content for the developers and Google developers on many of Google's platforms. Through the use of streaming video and Google+ hangouts, it is organized by Google around the world. Google Developers Live features highly technical, in-depth topics focused on building of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, HTML5, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine,Cloud, Google Maps, YouTube and more, and give participants an excellent chance to learn about Google developer products as well as meet the engineers who work on them.

Google I/O

Google I/O (or simply I/O) is an annual developer conference held by Google in Mountain View, California.

I/O was inaugurated in 2008, and is organized by the executive team. "I/O" stands for input/output, as well as the slogan "Innovation in the Open". The event's format is similar to Google Developer Day.

Google Play

Google Play (previously Android Market) is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google LLC. It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system, allowing users to browse and download applications developed with the Android software development kit (SDK) and published through Google. Google Play also serves as a digital media store, offering music, books, movies, and television programs. It previously offered Google hardware devices for purchase until the introduction of a separate online hardware retailer, Google Store, on March 11, 2015, and it also offered news publications and magazines before the revamp of Google News in May 15, 2018.

Applications are available through Google Play either free of charge or at a cost. They can be downloaded directly on an Android device through the Play Store mobile app or by deploying the application to a device from the Google Play website. Applications exploiting hardware capabilities of a device can be targeted to users of devices with specific hardware components, such as a motion sensor (for motion-dependent games) or a front-facing camera (for online video calling). The Google Play store had over 82 billion app downloads in 2016 and has reached over 3.5 million apps published in 2017. It has been the subject of multiple issues concerning security, in which malicious software has been approved and uploaded to the store and downloaded by users, with varying degrees of severity.

Google Play was launched on March 6, 2012, bringing together the Android Market, Google Music, and the Google eBookstore under one brand, marking a shift in Google's digital distribution strategy. The services included in the Google Play are Google Play Books, Google Play Games, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music. Following their re-branding, Google has gradually expanded the geographical support for each of the services.

Narayanan Shivakumar

Narayanan Shivakumar is an entrepreneur that worked for Google between 2001 and 2010. He had the title of Distinguished Entrepreneur and activated at Google's Seattle-Kirkland R&D Center; earlier, he was an Engineering Director and launched AdSense, Sitemaps

, Google Search Appliance and other key products. An online video of Shivakumar's keynote at Google Developer Day, Beijing June'07.

Before he joined Google in its early days, he obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. His advisor was Prof. Hector Garcia-Molina. Before Google, he cofounded, an online music startup acquired by Napster. Shivakumar's personal webpage.

Outline of Google

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Google – American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.


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