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"PLEASE MAKE THINGS FOR OUR SMARTWATCHES, WE HAVE NO CLUE WHY WE BUILT THEM!"
So that's two watches and a piece of cardboard.
HUGE applause for the Moto 360. That's a pretty good metric of buyer interest, I'd say.
AND everybody's getting a Moto 360 when it's available
LG G watch or Samsung Gear Live
First giveaway: Cardboard...?
It's gadget giveaway time!
I/O swag for developers: cardboard (really! there's even a hashtag #cardboard), either the LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live, and Moto 360 when it's available. And the crowd goes wild!
Since last year's I/O conference, Google has paid out $5 billion to developers, 2.5 times the growth year over year.
Has increased 2.5x since the year before.
"We have paid out more than $5 billion to developers on Google Play," he says.
and with people who don't want to save a credit card to their apps
Direct carrier billing, where you pay your carrier instead of a la carte with a credit card, is big in developing countries
Circling back on Google Fit--it's odd that it isn't AndroidFit, isn't it? But Google isn't pushing a health platform here. Instead they're pushing an API--connective software, basically, for health devices. Even so, it doesn't seem to match Google's strategy in the phone, car, or with the TV.
Devs won't have to do much heavy lifting to get this to their players.
Quest is an online, time-based goal in a specific game
Thank goodness, the saved games feature of Play Games is being extended, so you can resume more easily across devices. This is even more important as Android TV now runs games and the like.
Gaming profile will allow you to better manage your saved games, as well as your own leaderboard
Play Games was first announced last year, but hasn't exactly been a game-changer /sadtrombone.
Google Play Games has 100 million new users in past six months.
More than 100m new users in past six months.
"Fastest growing mobile game network of all time," she says.
Now up: Google PLay Games
API available in few weeks