Code the Road: I/O Recap

Hello from Logan, Utah where we are setting up for our event with iFit today! After 18 hours on the road, we’re off to a great start on our Code the Road journey. Thousands of people were able to tour our 1959 GM bus at the corner of 4th and Howard in San Francisco last week. We hosted developers attending I/O, tourists visiting San Francisco, children walking home from school, and even a few Android Robots.

Our postcard station was a great hit with both local and international visitors. Over 1000 postcards were dropped in the mail, some traveling only a few blocks and some traveling all the way to our friends in Japan!
We were also really happy to host our Google Developer Experts for a breakfast at the bus on the last day of I/O. What a crew.

I/O Launches
Lastly, not only did we launch our Code the Road tour at I/O but we also launched two great new products.

Google Maps API for Android Wear brings the rich data of Google Maps to wearables, helping developers build apps that find the nearest coffee shop, get the fastest route home from work, track runs, and more.

Places API for iOS enables iOS apps to access Google’s database of 100 million places worldwide.

We can’t wait to see everyone on the road. If you haven’t already, please register for our developer events in Boulder, Chicago, and New York.

Posted by James McGill, Engineering Manager, Google Maps APIs