Okay, we always get a little excited when a new app from Google Inc. appears in the Play Store. Tonight, Google's pushed an app called Interactive Events up, but we're not quite sure what it's for yet. According to Google:
The Google Interactive Events App provides agenda details and speaker bios for managed events.
But it's not exactly clear to us what managed events the app is meant to handle.
Since this post went up, Google has released an update to the Interactive Events app (removing the dogfood warning mentioned below), and revised the description to add a bit more clarity. Here's what it says now:
The Google Events App will allow guests, attending events run by Google, to interact with speakers on stage, take notes, participate in Q&A, connect to social media, and request further follow up information. The app is not available at events not organised by Google.
So, it looks like the app will be just for Google events. As Florian Kiersch points out on Google+, there's also a web version of the app which looks similarly unfinished (featuring both a FAB and a raised button for the same action).
Whether all this means it will replace the I/O app is anyone's guess, but personally I don't expect Google to drop the habit of making awesome I/O apps and releasing their source after the event.
Google has reached out to let us know that the Interactive Events app is not related to Google I/O 2015. The app for IO15 is expected sometime in April.
Knowing this, it seems clear that the app is just meant for Google-led events other than I/O, though what those events are - internal or otherwise - remains to be seen.
Interactive Events asks users to either type or scan an event code (the latter using an external barcode scanner app). Once that's done, users presumably continue to the actual interface, which looks like an unfinished mashup of previous years' Google I/O apps.thinking fast and slow audiobook thinking fast and slow summary pdf thinking pro rich thinking pros and cons thinking pro pro thinking definition thinking time pro design thinking pro con critical thinking pro critical thinking pro con since thinking disruptive thinking since 1826 ucl disruptive thinking since 1826 have been thinking since i were thinking or i was thinking thinking through the past thinking through synonym thinking through communication thinking through the past volume 1 thinking through sources thinking through the past volume 2 thinking through sources for ways of the world thinking through grammar thinking thru thru thinking meaning thinking things thru still thinking meaning thinking of you till it hurts john till thinking place thinking of you till it hurts lyrics thinking about something till it happens wishful thinking till svenska thinking of you till svenska what is thinking about thinking called thinking to myself thinking to yourself thinking to much quotes thinking to hard thinking to myself synonym thinking to do thinking towards the future thinking towards thinking towards life maternal thinking towards a politics of peace positive thinking towards life creative thinking towards success wishful thinking towards thinking with literature towards a cognitive criticism thinking under pressure thinking under stress thinking under the influence human communication thinking under the influence example thinking under pressure synonym thinking under fire thinking under fire bion thinking of you underneath the mexican moon thinking until head hurts thinking about something until it happens thinking of you until it hurts does thinking make your head hurt why does my head hurt when thinking can you think so much your head hurts when your head hurts is it your brain thinking up a storm thinking up math thinking up and leading up thinking up meaning thinking up a hurricane thinking versus feeling thinking versus critical thinking thinking vs thought thinking vs doing design thinking via zoom critical thinking via the abstraction ladder thinking with mathematical models answers investigation 2 thinking with mathematical models answers investigation 1 thinking within the text thinking within the text questions thinking within the box thinking within the text wheel thinking within yourself thinking within the framework
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