So awesome from Google… something for our furry friends!
I just love big data analytics… case in point, Estately recently ran a bunch of Google search queries through Google analytics in order to come up with an interesting map that reveals just which search trends are hot for each State – not surprisingly, they found some interesting results!
The results ranged from mildly amusing to completely disturbing. No doubt this information will come in handy for anyone trying to decide which state they want to buy a home in, especially for those curious how their potential neighbors spend their time online.
Some fun results include: Idaho searching for bigfoot, Arizona infatuated with UFOs, Maine seems to enjoy cat pics, and Alabama on the hunt it seems for God!
- What type of Google Maps API applications we build
- HTML Components
- How AngularJS works and how to apply it to Google Maps
- As well as much more
This from Google… We just launched the Google I/O 2014 website at http://www.google.com/io. Play with the experiment, get a preview of this year’s conference, and find out more details about registration. Registration to begin April 8 with attendees selected randomly
A month ago, we mentioned that this year’s registration process would be different. You won’t need to scramble the second registration opens, as we will not be implementing a first-come-first-served model this year. Instead, registration will remain open from April 8 – 10 and you can apply any time during this window. We’ll randomly select applicants after the window closes on April 10, and send ticket purchase confirmation emails shortly thereafter.
Finally some wearable tech from Google… check it out! Android Wear extends the Android platform to wearables, starting with a familiar form factor — watches. Download the developer preview at: developer.android.com/wear. And yes indeed, this technology is going to be HUGE for the Geo developer!!
- Sharing what’s up our sleeve: Android coming to wearables
So, you may have heard about Google’s foray into the smartphone market and Project Tango. What is Tango exactly?? From Google… Our current prototype is a 5” phone containing customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. These sensors allow the phone to make over a quarter million 3D measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time, combining that data into a single 3D model of the space around you. It runs Android and includes development APIs to provide position, orientation, and depth data to standard Android applications written in Java, C/C++, as well as the Unity Game Engine. These early prototypes, algorithms, and APIs are still in active development. So, these experimental devices are intended only for the adventurous and are not a final shipping product.
Here’s an interesting resource, particularly this time of year as we enter the height of flu activity – Google flu trends. The resource shares flu maps and data based on aggregate Google search data (estimations are provided). The site has a simple layout with users being presented with a Global map of trends around the world. simply click on a country of interest to view more detailed data (estimates) – currently you’ll see that North America has a ranking of “High” – Western Canada and the western US currently have the highest rate of affliction.
GeoGeeks love crunching and munching data, there’s no question about that! Well, for those of you looking for something very cool from Google checkout the Correlate resource tool from Google. The service lets you correlate variables of your choice and display results on a map, scatter plot or graph – Correlate lets users compare data by time series or State . the results will reveal interesting spatial and temporal trends that you can use in your analysis and research… if anything its quite a bit of fun!
Ohhhh yes indeed, I’m drooling over the new Nexus 5 which is available in many areas now, however, with a price that’s now almost double ($349 compared to $199 for the Nexus 4) I’m not really sure how badly I really want one. The specs are nice indeed (photosphere, immersive 360, kitkat, 4G LTE…) , the commercial… meh! You gotta admit though, this is a pretty darned nice device to consider and at $400 for an unlocked World phone it’s not a bad deal at all. See details and specs