The Developer Show — TL;DR 43
Highlights: Pokémon GO, Google Play on Android Wear, Cloud, Robotics, Udacity VR Developer Nanodegree
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We’ve partnered with Udacity to create the VR Developer Nanodegree. When you take the course, you’ll learn how to create 3D environments, define behaviors, and make VR experiences comfortable, immersive, and performant. To get started, follow this link.
The third developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 is now available with Google Play on Android Wear, making it easy for users to find and install apps directly on the watch. For screenshots and details on the other updates, take a look at the post.
The data from Landsat and Sentinel-2 are now available on Google Cloud. This puts over a petabyte of the world’s leading public, cost-free satellite imagery data available at your fingertips.
The user growth that Google Cloud customer Niantic experienced with the launch of Pokémon GO was extraordinary. For some pretty absurd graphs and details of what happened behind the scenes, take a look at this post.
Also in the category of awesome posts, here’s one about robots learning from each other’s experiences.
And that’s not the only cool Machine Learning stuff to read about. We’re introducing, Open Images, which is a dataset consisting of around 9 million URLs to images that have been annotated with labels spanning over 6000 categories.
We’re also releasing a dataset of 8 million YouTube video URLs — representing over 500,000 hours of video — along with video-level labels from a diverse set of 4800 Knowledge Graph entities.
Native ads are less jarring than traditional ads and they fit in with app content more naturally, providing a better user experience. Check out this post for four ways you can make UX a priority both within your app and ad experience.
Here’s a post and video to help you understand how Firebase and AdMob work together. Follow the link to learn how to save time by linking your AdMob app to a Firebase project, monetize smarter with Firebase Analytics, and help grow your users with Firebase.