Google I/O keynote Day one roundup

Today Google kicked off their first day of their keynote, streaming the broadcast live on YouTube.  This is Google's largest event of the year, with more than 5,000 developers, featuring 80 sessions and over 100 demonstrations.

This years goal of Google I/O was to demonstrate the power of HTML5 and CSS3 in Chrome, aswell as showcasing other Google products.

Google App Engine for Businesses
Google has announced
that they will make their Google App Engine available to businesses, so they can develop their apps on the Google infrastructure.  Businesses will be able to use Google's servers to test, develop and deploy their apps.  Each application will cost $8 per user, per month with a maximum of $1000. 

Businesses can have hosted SQL databases, SSL domain encryption, and access to advanced Google services.  Google is also teaming up with VMware, making it easier for businesses and developers to deploy their web apps on the cloud.  Users can launch and deploy their applications on Google's app engine, VMware environment or other infrastructure.

Google Chrome Web Store
Google has announced their new Chrome Web Store, which offers applications directly on the browser.  The new marketplace for web apps will allow users to access services like Tweetdeck and games like Plants vs Zombies quicker on their browser.

Google will also be providing some other Google products like Calender, Docs, Gmail, Wave and many more.

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Open-sourced WebM VP8
VP8 is a high-quality video codec, the first open-sourced video streaming media project, released under a BSD-style royalty-free license.  VP8 bandwidth efficiency streaming codec will help keep operating costs low for websites using it.  VP8 makes it easy to integrate into existing environments and requires minimal turning to produce high-quality results.

Google Maps API v3
Google released a new API for Google Maps, offering a faster, cleaner and more powerful application, in the new JavaScript Maps API v3.  Developers can easily integrate Google Maps into their website, even those are are migrating from Maps API v2 to v3.  Google Maps API v3 introduces Street View and can be entirely implemented in HTML, so both desktop and supported mobile browsers can access the feature. 

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Google Wave
Google is set to open up Wave to everyone, with a new way to communicate with friends, family and anyone else around the web, allowing users to talk and collaborate on projects, web searches, and many other tools that would normally require users to send emails or instant messages back and forth.

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Did you ever notice how the google square pic used on the front page (or upper right in the search bar in IE8 if you use google) looks like the Windows start menu with the color's order rotated 90 degrees clockwise?

Greenstein said,
Can someone explain the concept of the store to me? Is this different from extensions? If so, how? Thanks.

It marks the beginning of Android and Chrome OS merging. They already said both would eventually come together, and Android has proved to be a very advanced OS but lacks of a good out-of-box UI. Chrome OS does best with experience including it's UI. By the time of Android 3.0, Android 3.0 will be renamed to Chrome OS. This allows them to work on both the inner-workings for a mobile device and on a netbook device, and a UI that works on both.

This is the best way to explain it, a merge will happen, but another store links directly to the merge, because why else have another store when you already have one lol.

Electric Jolt said,

It marks the beginning of Android and Chrome OS merging. They already said both would eventually come together, and Android has proved to be a very advanced OS but lacks of a good out-of-box UI. Chrome OS does best with experience including it's UI. By the time of Android 3.0, Android 3.0 will be renamed to Chrome OS. This allows them to work on both the inner-workings for a mobile device and on a netbook device, and a UI that works on both.

This is the best way to explain it, a merge will happen, but another store links directly to the merge, because why else have another store when you already have one lol.

Interesting! Do you have any sources to support your claims?

Hopefully their store will prove popular, and become more of a alternative to firefox!
Thats always been my problem with chrome...

Hmm despite the fact they're only doing what FireFox did with add-ons I still like the idea of a store to breed competition for better applications unlike the FireFox addons page which isint great for browsing addons