Next week, Google will kick off its yearly developer conference in San Francisco, between June 27th and June 29th.
Dubbed Google I/O 2012, this conference is the place to look for when it comes to major announcements from the company, which means that enthusiasts will want to stay on top of it right from the start.
To ensure that this is indeed possible, the Internet giant made available for download an Android-based application
for the owners of devices powered by its own platform.
The official Google I/O 2012 conference app is now available for download through the Google Play Store
, offering support for all devices powered by Android 2.2 or newer, while being optimized for use on all sorts of handset and tablet form factors.
Through this app, users can have a look at the conference agenda and edit their personal schedule, while also being able to access details on sessions and code labs, along with speaker information, including speaker bios, photos, and Google+ profiles, all straight from the handset
The software comes with a range of other capabilities as well, including: - +1 sessions right from the app
- Participate in public #io2012 conversations on Google+
- Guide yourself using the conference map
- Get a reminder a few minutes before sessions in your schedule are due to start
- View information about companies in the Developer Sandbox
- Keep up with announcements from the I/O team during the conference
- View your schedule on your Android 3.0+ device's home screen using an app widget
- Play back "I/O Live" session video streams on your Android 3.0+ devices
- Automatically sync sessions in your schedule to your Android 4.0 device's calendar
- Beam session details from your Android 4.0, NFC-enabled device to another using Android Beam
Released on June 19th, the application weighs 2.2MB, and is available for download for free for all those interested on keeping an eye on news from Google’s I/O conference