11
Jun
io2014

Going to Google I/O this year? Not going, but want to pretend you are? Either way, the official I/O 2014 app is now in the Play Store. It's packed with some nifty features:

* Explore the conference agenda, with details on themes, topics, speakers and partners.
* Add events to a personalized schedule
* Get reminders before events in “My schedule” start and once they’re over, to provide feedback
* Watch the Keynote and sessions live stream
* Sync your schedule between all of your devices and the I/O website
* Guide yourself using the vector-based conference map
* Follow public social I/O related conversations on Google+
* See I/O content from previous years in the Video Library
* Use the Widget to check your upcoming events directly from your home screen

Exclusive for In person attendees:

* Take advantage of facilitated pre-event WiFi configuration

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • staknhalo

    They should add Chromecast support for the live streams

    • Seth Merritt

      The video library just launches youtube, so maybe the live streams do as well when they go...live.

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

    New version looks very pretty. I'm looking forward to the source code.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Teardown incoming? :P

    • Crispin Swickard

      Invite code hiding in there perhaps? ;)

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

        I wouldn't doubt the possibility. Google's still handing them out, and I feel like I remember there being something in the 2013 version. I'm not going to hunt for it since I'm already set for I/O, but I would imagine other people are already looking.

  • usaff22

    Notice the previous UI was based around Holo and cards, whilst this year's app showcases the colorful blue action bar much more. I think it's a hint of what will come at I/O in terms of design this year.

    • Jiggy

      And thank god the hamburger menu is still there! I have no idea why G+ removed it!

      • supremekizzle

        Don't thank God. Thank Matias Duarte...

        • Vardan Nazaretyan

          Wait, isn't Matias Duarte the God?

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    • Meh…liked the cards better.

      Looks awfully tile-ey....

      *shrug*

      • supremekizzle

        I agree about the cards. One of my least favorite things about Windows 8 is the tiles. Makes it hard to distinguish programs.

  • Mert Çelen

    I'm pretty sure new android will be colorful :p Just look at this app and other google apps,all have same minimal color design

    • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

      Action bar doesn't seem to be the same height as Google+ which is annoying, consistency! where is it?

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Google: Consi-what? Consitency? Consistecy? Wh-what? What are you talking about?

      • miri

        Strictly micromanaging tiny details like that has time and time again proven completely pointless. Sure, there should be a baseline to work from so developers don't have to work out all the metrics themselves for every app, but if you want to have a thicker or thinner action bar, have at it.

        • Crispin Swickard

          If the icons, and other elements that make up the action bar are also a standard size there is no need for the action bar to be different heights, and if it was put into the design guidelines that Google Doesn't adhere to, but could/should be followed. Its off putting when things go against the design guidelines, and even more so when its Google themselves that can't keep consistent .

      • Bojan Tomic

        Google+ is just first of the many updates of Google apps.

  • HellG

    Very Windows 8ish

    • Segroukin

      Big deal

    • ddpacino

      Just... WHY?!?

      • HellG

        Why what? i swear iam not the one who designed it :P

  • hp420

    Live streaming and reminders?!?!?! Awesome!!! It was a ROYAL PAIN IN THE ASS trying to find a decent stream last year, IIRC...this is going to be so much better!!

    • nxtiak

      Huh? last year was super sweet. Go to google i/o app and look at schedule if it says Live you can click it.
      No issues for me.

  • http://batman-news.com Vin

    * Fingers crossed and eyes closed whispering in prayer * Chromebook Pixel 2 ... Chromebook Pixel 2 ... Chromebook Pixel 2 ... Chromebook Pixel 2 ... Chromebook Pixel 2 ... Chromebook Pixel 2 ... Chromebook Pixel 2 ...

    • supremekizzle

      Chromebook pixel was a serious ripoff of a device. The screen was beautiful, yes, and I love Google and all, but they were hitting the crack pipe a little too hard thinking they could sell a $1,300 web browser. You could get a Macbook pro retina for a little bit more that runs Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, Chrome apps, Chrome browser, and a whole plethora of other useful programs that the Chromebook will never be able to do.

  • SSDROiD

    Can't wait for I/O!

  • Omega192

    Really hoping the presence of the hamburger menu in this indicates they won't be abandoning it.

    • miri

      Why would they be abandoning it?

      • Crispin Swickard

        Due to the last overhaul of G+, and some possible leaks at a revamped GMail that takes a similar approach.

        • miri

          I guess having multiple solutions across multiple problems it out of the question?

          • Crispin Swickard

            Well its more like multiple solutions that use to be a single solution, and that is the problem.

          • miri

            And that one solution didn't properly address the breadth of problems it was being used for. The thing about the nav drawer: It's great when you have a simple hierarchy with a small, finite number of top level screens but when you throw in dynamic/indefinite subcategories, shortcuts and a myriad of other items, it kinda falls apart.

            G+'s new nav system cleans things up considerably by just having ONE main stream* that shows everything and the menu acting as an organized, tiered filter for all the subcategories with a shortcut bar across the bottom. A much more appropriate model for this situation than Google's interpretation of the nav drawer ever was.

            *Unlike the nav drawer where every item is considered top level, G+ only has one top-level screen and hitting back will ALWAYS take you back to the home stream rather than exiting the app.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    At-fucking-last

  • Hassan AlSaffar

    Does anybody notice that battery and mobile signal icons in the status bar are now bright white unlike icons in KitKat? Look at screen shots of the mobile version not the tablet one.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Navbar buttons are also much whiter

  • Pedro Segura Martín

    My body is ready <3

    • richardarkless

      My body has been ready since they announced the date to I/O.

      Now im just losing patience

  • spamlucal

    In the screenshots, the bottom navigation icons (back, home and recent) as well as the time, battery and signal, are brighter than on my nexus 5 on 4.4.3. Screenshot for clear comparison below

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