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  • pit 11:16 am on February 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , buzz, google,   

    Google Buzz, first screenshots and impressions 

    Here are my first screenshots of Buzz, the Facebook-Twitter-alternative by Google, integrated into Google Maps for mobile, running on a Nokia N97:

    So what? Maybe I’m a bit disappointed after the Wave experience, but the first approach with Buzz was not great, at least on mobile (as I still have no Buzz on my Gmail account).

    Google is still working hard to release fully-featured clients but, right now, this app (or better, Buzz integrated in the Google Maps app) seems to have no utility at all. Apart from buzzing and seeing random buzzes around me, I cannot simply do anything else.

    Moreover, strange thing for Google products, the Buzz API is still in an early, almost useless phase.

    It’s just too early? Let’s hope :)

     
    • Alessandro 4:44 pm on February 11, 2010 Permalink

      Ciao Alessandro,

      today I turned the thing off!!
      There are some blogs reporting the privacy issue buzz is creating which is really crazy.
      Alessandro

    • pit 4:50 pm on February 11, 2010 Permalink

      Yes, I’ve read the same security concerns around Buzz.. I still haven’t disabled it, but will probably do soon (also because I can’t actually see any utility in this tool right now… apart from letting me waste some time :) )

  • pit 11:51 am on February 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chrome os, google, tablet   

    Google Chrome OS tablet concept UI 

    Via mobile.actionscript.it, Google designer Glen Murphy has published a first concept UI for a Chrome OS tablet.

    The pictures allows to check out some interaction possibilities, as:

    • Keyboard interaction with the screen: anchored, split, attached to focus.
    • Launchers as an overlay, providing touch or search as means to access web sites.
    • Contextual actions triggered via dwell.
    • Zooming UI for multiple tabs
    • Tabs presented along the side of the screen
    • Creating multiple browsers on screen using a launcher

    A video is also available, showing the concept in action.

     
  • pit 4:03 pm on April 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ads, google,   

    Google launches mobile image ads 

    From Google Mobile Blog good news for mobile developers: Mobile Image Ads will allow us to integrate Google image ads within our mobile websites the same way, and with the same useful analysis and report tools, as their web counterpart.

    Google Mobile Ads

    At the moment is still unclear how, and if, these ads could be used within mobile applications, like with other mobile ads services (i.e. AdMob), but it’ll be worth investigating a bit :)

     
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