Google, you make us wait…
… but the wait’s worth it!
Here is what I’m most excited about:
All new Firebase
Firebase becomes unified app platform!
Free and unlimited analytic solution for mobile apps.
Firebase Cloud Messaging
GCM is now FCM. Available for free and unlimited usage.
Powered by Google cloud storage.
Firebase Remote Config
Instantly-updatable variables to customize your app on the fly, enable/disable features/look/feel without having to publish a new version.
Custom domain support is free now.
Firebase Crash Reporting
Prioritized, actionable reports.
Firebase Test Lab for Android
Rebranding of clound test lab.
Deliver notifications to your user without writing a single line of code. Available for free and is unlimited.
Firebase Dynamic Links
URLs to take user to web or app based on if the app is installed. Also, remembers and takes user to exact path after the app is installed.
Easy referral code or content sharing.
Firebase App Indexing
Rebranding of Google app indexing.
AdWords + Firebase
Adwords is now integrating with Firebase.
Android Studio 2.2
Faster build speed, easier test recordings, new layout designer with constraint layouts, apk analyzer.
Android Instant Apps
Modules of app that open directly from links. Easy migration of your current project to new modular format using android studio.
Progressive Web Apps
Add to homescreen, works offline, notifications.
Accelerated Mobile Pages
Loads instantly, embeds anywhere.
Conversational assistant to have a 2-way dialog with users.
One-to-one calling app.Fast, slow-network-optimized, end-to-end encrypted.
Smart messaging app. Smart replies to even pics. Google assistant integrated to show suggestion. Incognito mode.
New app for sharing in small groups for everything in life.
A voice-activated home product that allows users to perform tasks by voice.
Modern 3D graphics API which gives direct control of the GPU.
Google’s first product for creating high-quality VR experiences.
Android Wear 2.0
A tiny keyboard for your watch, handwriting recognition, smart replies, automatic activity tracking API. All this without need of an android phone nearby.