Google Developer Conference (GDD)2019 is currently underway. This two-day technology event has attracted nearly 5,000 people from around the world. What new developments and surprises did Google bring to developers at this conference?
Key words: Google Developer Conference Flutter 1.9 Android 10
The much-watched Google Developer Conference (GDD) kicked off today in the Shanghai World Expo Center. The large main venue was packed, and nearly 5,000 developers gathered in Shanghai to witness the opening of this grand gathering.
One hour before the opening of the conference, the venue was packed with people.
This is the fourth year Google has held a developer conference in China. As Google said at this year’s I/O conference, it is transforming into a company that “provides help to more people.”
In recent years, Google has gradually created a series of ecology and developed more platforms and applications to help developers grow better. Today’s GDD conference is such a platform for exhibition and promotion.
In the morning Keynote session, 10 guests took the stage one after another to introduce some recent achievements of Google and the latest technological developments. Let’s take a look.
New Google President in Greater China Appears
In KeyNote keynote session, Google’s Greater China President Stanley Chen first appeared.
This is Chen Junting’s first appearance in a public conference since he took up the post in June this year (previously held by Shi Bo Meng).
Chen Junting announced at the conference that the Grow with Google growth plan was officially launched in China.
He announced Google’s data technology sharing program, which has benefited more than 43 million people in more than 80 countries and regions.
Chen Junting also reviewed Google’s recent actions and announced the official launch of the Grow with Google Growth Plan, which provides free course learning programs to developers.
Chen Junting, who was recently the president of Google Greater China, joined Google Taiwan in 2011 as the general manager of Taiwan. Responsible for sales, covering large enterprise customers, distribution and online business.
Chen Junting, a graduate of the Department of Economics of the National Taiwan University, has passed all the way in the science and technology industry.
Prior to joining Google, Chen Junting worked for Apple as a business associate in Taiwan Branch of China and a campus business director in Asia.
Chen Junting has been working for more than 20 years and still looks energetic. In fact, he is nearly 50 years old and has worked in Intel, Ericsson and other companies.
Chen Junting’s Resume of Public Work in Recent Years
Through the provision of online sharing platforms and free courses, Google’s technology will be brought to more people in need, helping users to use and experience Google’s products.
Subsequently, Google’s R&D team’s chief leader brought some recent major updates.
As the most popular machine learning framework in recent years, TensorFlow naturally will not be absent. Jin Anna, a beautiful engineer, introduced the overall situation of TensorFlow in fluent Chinese.
Kinana has participated in Google’s activities in China many times and has made speeches in Chinese.
Her sharing focuses on some application cases of TensorFlow and helps developers, business users and research institutions to solve practical problems.
TensorFlow has established a strong user base. There are more than 41 million downloads worldwide, and the technology community built around TensorFlow is also booming.
In China alone, at least 15 large TensorFlow active communities have been established from first-tier to third-tier cities.
A few weeks ago, the updated version 2.0 was released. It has been updated from practicality to ease of use, making it easier for users to better develop training and deployment. Compared with previous versions, it has become more intuitive, powerful and flexible.
Android 10, which was just released recently, also appeared again at the conference. Chet Haase, Google’s chief Android promotion engineer, explained Android 10 around innovation and security.
At the level of innovation, Android 10 supports 5G natively. In the coming 5G era, Android 10 is bound to take this express train. In addition, noticeable new functions such as dark color mode are also introduced one by one.
Chethase introduces andod10
However, it seems to be necessary for the development of the technology era. Android 10 also strengthens the privacy and security of users from the aspects of user control and permission setting.
In addition, it also focuses on the development tools related to Android 10 to improve development efficiency and reduce the amount of code, such as Kotlin’s priority strategy.
Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit. Through its use, developers need only one set of code to build beautiful applications for mobile, web and desktop.
This toolkit has four characteristics: beautiful, fast, efficient and open source. Because of these characteristics, its development momentum among developers is very strong, and it is also used by many enterprises in China.
Fan Zhouying, Google’s product manager, said Flutter 1.9 was officially launched today.
After introducing the basic situation, the latest stable version Flutter 1.9 was also introduced. This is Flutter’s largest version update so far, with more than 100 contributors submitting a total of more than 1,500 pull request.
Flutter 1.9 introduces a wide range of new features and updates, including macOS Catalina and iOS 13 support, tool support optimization, several new Dart language features, and a new Material widget.
Tools for the whole family: ARCore & Wear OS
In addition to several major updates, Google has also introduced and updated several other projects.
AR Core has not been forgotten. According to Google’s statistics, the number of AR Core authentication devices continues to increase, with thousands of applications using the technology on Google Play.
However, in large domestic factories, the use and exploration of ARCore are also surprising. For example:
Didi Taxi is based on AR Core to create navigation functions, motion tracking and environmental understanding, and map navigation in complex scenes. In the US, the enhanced face API is used to create camera functions to help users take more interesting pictures. JD.com has developed an educational software that uses the enhanced image API to generate 3D dynamic models through letters to help children learn more concretely.
On-the-spot display of enhanced facial beauty pictures and taking interesting AR photos
In addition, Android Studio, FireBase and weather os have also made updates in user interaction, intelligent use and functions.
For example, Wear OS has increased the interaction between users and smart wearable devices, realizing more intelligence, greater visualization and more friendly interface control. In addition, in combination with the current hot spots, the health details have also been strengthened.
Surprise: Google Arts & Culture
In addition to technological developments, Google also introduced Google Arts & Culture (the Google Art and Culture Project) for the first time and opened a special topic of “Google Art and Culture” to share.
Google is digitizing the art world. It is reported that Google has already cooperated with more than 2,000 institutions in more than 80 countries and is currently constructing digital representations of works of art, involving fashion, music, painting, folk customs, etc.
For example, to build its digital virtual museum, through enhanced technology, 3D construction, AI algorithm blessing, users can watch more detailed and comprehensive works of art through online access, and access rare treasures everywhere at any time.
The smart play shadow puppet exhibition stand in the exhibition area has brought more attention to shadow puppet art.
This way, not only technology and art culture have been organically integrated, but also art works have been known by more people.
For example, an interesting project introduced at the meeting realized the matching between historical portrait and personal self-portrait through computer vision and other technologies. Once the application was launched, it received widespread attention from the public, and unconsciously promoted tens of thousands of unknown paintings.
Finally, an application program specially designed for Chinese users, Guanmiao China, has been introduced. Through machine learning and other technologies, a virtual digital museum has been established. Users can visit more than 30 museums through their mobile phones alone.
View Wonderful China APP Function Display *
More exciting tomorrow, please look forward to it.
After Keynote at the main venue, the conference entered the keynote speeches at the various sub-venues. Google has thousands of participants and has prepared more than 10 topics for nearly 60 sharing sessions, as well as a number of product demonstrations and interactive sessions.
For today’s keynote speech, although Google has not released earth-shattering projects, it has mostly embellished, deepened and perfected previous projects.
However, there are still some new projects that make people shine at the moment, such as Google’s Art and Culture Project, which shows the sparks generated when cutting-edge technology collides with traditional culture.
Tomorrow, GDD will also bring much-watched TensorFlow series related content, and we will continue to follow up. We will bring the most wonderful content and sharing to you in the first place.