• Zhelyazko

    Good choice but I'd recommend Reto Meier's Android Protips: Making Apps Work Like Magic. It's a great session as well.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      That was the very last one that I cut, I really hated to not include it. The goal was to come up with a list short enough for somebody to power through in about half of a work day. Even with skipping the games and bonus videos, there is close to 5 hours, so I had to drop something. I finally chose that one because Reto takes a very long time in the beginning with an interesting, albeit not very relevant talk about how much technology has advanced.

  • Leif Sikorski

    I think one of the most important sessions for developers was also "getting discovered on google play"
    http://youtu.be/5Od2SuL2igA

    Some topics of it:
    - how the charts in the store work
    - how important +1s are
    - the future of the play store

    To make it short. They will personalize the Google Play Store much more this year. People will see personalized "play stores" when they open it. All the app recommendations, even in the categories, will be based on the apps you've used and what your G+ friends have used and recommended.

    So having a G+ Integration is a very big deal for apps very soon and if it's just the +1 button developer can easily integrate with an API. The store and app discovery gets much more social very soon.

    I really like this change and it's something I wanted already for a long time.

  • TheDrizzle

    Awesome, thanks for curating Google I/O for us :)

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    Haha, they talk about Compiz' burning animation. I LOVED that :)