This May, we exhibited at the Google IO 2018 event, hosted by Coderus at BT Adastral park. It was sponsored by Tech East, BT and Innovation Martlesham. It brought together the East Anglian tech community to be inspired by the very latest Google developments streamed in live from Mountain View, California.
We learnt about the coolest releases from Google. Here are some of our favourites:
- the new Android P operating system includes a feature to Shush your phone by turning it over
- updates to Google Home that will teach your children to be more polite called ‘Pretty Please’
- updates to Google maps that will guide you step by step with augmented reality to get to your location when walking
There was also a focus on Health and Well being and how they are building features in to enable you to monitor how much you are using your phone and managing your children’s screen time. Google have got a great new website called ‘Be internet awesome’ that can give you information on keeping your kids safe online.
James Giles featured as a panellist, answering questions ranging from the benefits of being a Google Partner to achieving Work/Life balance when running a business. You can watch some of his answers here.
On the day, we also ran a business card draw giving away a bundle of Google Goodies. We presented the delighted winner, Raven McMenemie from OfficeAZ, with her prizes at her offices in Felixstowe. They are currently under going a rebrand and were previously called Computing Needs. Contact Raven McMenemie to discuss more about how they can help you with everything from purchasing stationary to coffee to desks.
This event gets bigger and better every year and we hope you’ll be able to join us for the next Google IO event.
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