Google I/O Discussion

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  1. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So Google I/O was today, much was announced (I'm still catching up on it). What were your thoughts? Any products/services you're excited about? Any that you didn't like? Discuss below!
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    The picture stuff seemed mostly gimmicky, but the indoor localization could definitely play out to be useful. The ability to use a new language to code Android apps should also be refreshing.
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    I'm kind of excited about Kotlin on Android. Apart from that, I don't know... nothing really stood out to me.
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    I've never actually used Kotlin, how are people enjoying the programming language. To be frank, I actually haven't even heard of that language before Google I/O.
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    It's Google's "Swift", probably.
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    From the looks of it, the language is very... context-free (I'm not sure if that's the right word for it). It does seem like a Swift-like language for Android, Java, etc. From the shallow digging I did into it, it looks like a high-level wrapper over Java. That actually isn't a bad idea in reality.