Google at its annual I/O conference also announced quite a few upgrades to its social network Google , most importantly a new events app and a new version of Google optimised for tablets.
The new version of Google comes with a host of new features such as tablet-centric design, content stream based on type, orientation and popularity. It also includes Hangouts that allows users to detect the image of the person who is talking, as well as photos and texts optimised for tablets and easy to tap actions. Google says its new version of the social network is already available for Android and will arrive for the iPad.
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Selected screenshots from the tablet version of Google
Other updates were based a new events app, called Google Events. According to Google, the events app works before, during and after a party unlike other event organization toolkits, which "bail when you need them the most”.
“Inviting someone to your home, your wedding or your favourite restaurant is a deeply personal act. You’re handpicking who’ll be in the room, after all, so invitees should feel part of something special,” says Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President in a blog post.
Google Events app offers:
- Cinemagraphic themes for your beach trip, weekend brunch, or baseball game (and a whole lot more)
- The ability to attach a personalized video greeting from YouTube
- Unique animations that make your invites a joy to receive
Google events also appear in Google Calendar automatically, and guests’ updates arrive instantly in the stream. The end result is a useful and beautiful place to manage your party.
With Google Events app, users can visit their event page after the party is over and they'll see everyone’s pictures and comments in chronological order. Users are also allowed to browse by popularity, photographer or photo tag with a few clicks.
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