New Google Maps was introduced one day ago during Google I/O 2013 keynote.It’s redesigned to be simple,clean with rich information.Applying the latest WebGL technology,the new Google Maps runs very smoothly in Chrome browser.
I requested to have a try on the latest Google Maps and luckily I’ve been in first group of people to try it right away.
Google Maps has been most interactive maps in the world.You could simply click on anything on the map and it will extract every helpful information to you.
Google Maps also allows you to discover undersea or the universe with Earth view.You could even use the 3D mode to ‘visit’ some places that you wanna be. Continue reading →
Chrome 21 has said goodbye to beta versions and getting stable.It turns some great features into the real life.
For the Retina display users,they now could get the better support from this latest stable version.
Moreover,a new API called getUserMedia is officially introduced.It enables to web apps to get grants to access webcam and microphone without any plug-ins.Yeah,no need to have flash player or something else.This API is the first step for WebRTC(real-time communication standard) which aims to allow high-quality video and audio communication on the web.
If you wanna try the new API,you could play Sketchbots in Chrome Web Lab there.It uses getUserMedia API to take a photo of your face,convert into some dots and lines to the robot in the Science Museum in London,and then the robot will make a sketch of your face by sands with a live show.Of course,you will have a video record too.It’s really interesting.
Well,it may not be so surprised as Lady Gaga had visited Google HQ weeks ago and now she makes a piece of commercial for Chrome.The video is still full of Gaga style,funky punky feelings all around.I bet Gaga fans will love it so much.
All right,after viewing it,Gaga fans wanna switch to Google Chrome or not?!
Google I/O Day 2 introduces batches of excellent enhancements about Chrome and also officially releases Chromebook.
Google announced that up to date,there are 160 million Chrome users all over the world and the number is increasing.That means Google Chrome has more attentions in the browser market.Google Chrome will never stop to improve the performance and simplify the user experience.
1.Chrome is going to add some useful features such as speech and live translate.To fulfill the features will be tremendously easly-just need add on one row of codes. That’s all.
2.Chrome will have better GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D support,meaning that the websites written by CSS will get much faster loading speed in the near future.
3.Chrome is keeping focus on Canvas 3D and WebGL which could enhance web gaming experience.From the test result of FishIE tank,the next edtion of Chrome could run 10X faster than current one.
4.In-app payments will be rolled out in Chrome web store.The whole process will be very simple,a few clicks could complete the transaction.And Google also claims that only 5% of sales will distribute to Google,the rest of 95% sales will all belong to the developers.
5.With the improved performance of Chrome,web games have been possible.This time,Angry Birds land into Chrome Web Store with exclusive levels for Chrome users.
6.Chrome OS will be available in Amazon.com and Bestbuy in US from 15 June,2011 as well as well other 6 countries:UK,Italy,Spain,France,Germany and Netherlands.All features are based on cloud and Chrome OS need only 8 seconds to boot up,usable for up to 8 hours.Some features will also be available for offline use,for example Gmail,Google docs and Google Calendar in this summer.Samsung and Acer are the main manufacturers of chromebook.The monthly subscription for business is US28/user;for schools and government administrations,US20/user.