It’s all about Google in this afternoon’s news roundup. The Search Giant is going all out with smart contacts, a new Play Store leak and free courses for making Android apps.
Are you ready for a future where contact lenses are part of your smart life and health trackers? Start getting ready, for the future is upon us. Google has signed a partnership with Novartis, giving the manufacturer license to produce contact lenses with sensors.
What these do is read tear fluid and detect its levels of glucose. And the company is not staying there. They are also looking to improve this technology, possibly embedding lenses in the contacts. This may help people’s natural auto focus be restored.
Opinion: Do you realize science fiction is ceasing to exist? All this technology is almost unbelievable, and we are the pioneers!
Google is also planning a better future for its Google Play Store. New images with what seems like a Material Design-inspired look have been leaked. These images depict a much cleaner look and graphic experience.
No release dates or windows were given, but we can expect this update to come relatively soon. After all, Google can’t demand developers to use Material Design if their own app doesn’t adopt it.
Opinion: While we feel pretty confident this information is correct, we can never be completely sure. Remember these are rumored leaks – not always do they prove to be true.
Learning to develop Android apps can be a bit complicated at first, even for the experienced programmer. This is the audience Google is targeting with their new free course, named Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.
Google will take you through the fundamentals of building an app in a step-by-step training. It’s all free and you can check it out by going to udacity.com/google.
Opinion: Android is as strong as it is thanks to its developers. They are the ones who bring us the great content we can all enjoy, but it’s a mutual effort from Google and its partners.