I was fortunate again this year to attend Google I/O, Google’s premier developer conference (registrations were sold out one-hour after they opened). I’ve been attending for the past 3-years, and always find it extraordinarily useful, technically inspiring and fun. There are two new technical developments that I suggest enterprising companies followup on:
- Google’s NFC (Near Field Communication) API for Android. You can watch the “How to NFC” presentation.
- Android Open Accessory API and Development Kit (ADK). In Android 3.1 Google has enabled support for USB input devices, as well as new APIs for applications to communicate with peripherals via USB. You can watch the Android Open Accessory API presentation.