Even if you're not physically attending Google I/O, the official convention app might serve you well. It allows attendees to scan badges, view schedules, and just guide themselves around with vector-based maps. If you're not going to be in Moscone Center tomorrow, you can stream sessions with the app. Waiting just about as long as possible, Google has pushed an update to the I/O app, and it adds some cool stuff.

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Here's the full changelog:

  • Added session feedback form.
  • Improved maps functionality.
  • Higher resolution speaker photos.
  • Added DashClock widget support.
  • Various fixes for stability and performance.
  • Added localizations.
  • Disabled experimental RTL layout support.

The DashClock extension is especially fun to see (it displays your next session). This shows Google is open to supporting popular third-party apps and developers at its developer conference. Although, the DashClock developer is a Googler. And with all these new 1080p phones and super-HD tablets, higher-resolution images are definitely appreciated too. Check out the updated app and buckle your seatbelts. Tomorrow is going to be a bumpy ride.

The app was not found in the store. :-(