There were a lot of interesting things at Google IO, Google’s developer conference held in San Francisco over the past two days. There was something for everyone, from SEO basics to new Widget products to the geeky Google Wave that aims to be a “new” way to communicate.
Google knows that it needs a very strong developer community to be successful outside of search, email and maps. Providing a lot of free stuff, including T-Mobile G1 phones after the keynote (we passed) and APIs is a huge step. Google also showed how one can build a business using its free tools.
No matter how people are raving about the new stuff, some will succeed and many will fail. What’s important is the developer enthusiasm – it was great. It feels like the early days of game development when there was something cool at every event. For those who were unable to attend, the keynote video is embedded below. To view more sessions go the Google IO official site videos should arrive soon.