If you weren’t one of the few who snagged tickets to Google I/O during in the 59 minutes before they sold out, you’re in luck. Google will stream the event from www.google.com/io. Something tells me home viewers won’t be finding a Nexus S phones under their chairs, but it’s better than nothing. The livestream starts at 9:00 a.m. PST on May 10.
You can find a list of sessions here. Enterprise and cloud-related sessions will include “Taking Android to Work,” “Android + App Engine: A Developer’s Dream Combination,” “Large-scale Data Analysis Using the App Engine Pipeline API,” and “Storing your Data on Google’s Cloud.”
In addition to the stream, viewers will be able to submit questions to Google Sandbox developers. Forms for submitting questions should be on the site in advance of the event.
Here are descriptions of a few relevant sessions:
Taking Android to Work:
More and more people are bringing Android devices into enterprise environments. This talk will cover general enterprise adoption considerations and related Android features. We will also provide an overview of security issues, managed internal app development, corporate app directories, and an in-depth look at a sample implementation of device management policies.
Android + App Engine: A Developer’s Dream Combination:
This talk will introduce App Engine Tooling for Android. A complete set of Eclipse-based Java development tools for building Android applications that are backed by App Engine. With these tools developers can focus on building fantastic Android applications using common tools and techniques that span the client and server parts of the application AND make it extremely simple to deploy the server side to App Engine. This talk walks through building a fantastic cloud based android application.
Best Practices for Accessing Google APIs on Android:
Integration with Google APIs (such as Buzz, Latitude and Translate) can enrich many Android applications. In this session, we will demonstrate how to do so easily, efficiently and securely using the Google API Client for Java. We’ll walk you through how to authenticate for the APIs using AccountManager, how to reduce the client library size and several other Android-specific optimizations.
Storing your Data on Google’s Cloud
Google Storage for Developers is a RESTful service for storing and accessing your data on Google’s infrastructure. This 101 session shows basic examples of storing data on Google’s Cloud, highlights the new features launched since Google I/O 2010, and discusses how to integrate with other Google Developer products.
The sessions will be captioned in real-time to ensure accessibility.