First Public Working Draft: Web Share API

December 17th, 2019

The Web Applications Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Web Share API. This specification defines an API for sharing text, links and other content to an arbitrary destination of the user’s choice. The available share targets are not specified here; they are provided by the user agent. They could, for example,…

Creating outstanding website content in 3 steps

December 16th, 2019

Great content marketing not only drives new visitors to your site but also entices previous visitors to come back. A content strategy is key, so take advantage of these tools that can help. 1. Identify areas with high potential Before you sit down to create any new website content, understand the interests and content consumption…

My doctor’s advice turned me into a Local Guide

December 16th, 2019

A couple of years ago I turned 50, which seemed like the perfect time to visit our family doctor for a checkup. The verdict was: “You need more exercise, Jan.” (Not really surprising for someone who has a desk job.) At first, I bought a decent bicycle and used it occasionally, but pretty soon those…

Helping women grow professionally across France

December 16th, 2019

For many of us, the word “entrepreneur” brings to mind a certain type of person: someone young, assertive and probably male. But plenty of entrepreneurs don’t identify with any of those descriptions. Anne-Cécile, a middle-aged woman from Rennes, France, has always been a creative type, with a passion for handcrafting bracelets made of Miyuki pearls….

Updated Candidate Recommendation for the Web Real-Time Communication 1.0 API

December 15th, 2019

The WebRTC Working Group invites implementation of its updated Candidate Recommendation of WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers specification. The WebRTC API enables browsers to establish real-time audio, video and data transmission between browsers and other peers. Since its previous publication as a Candidate Recommendation, the Working Group has resolved all its substantive issues, ensuring…

The Grow with Google Veteran-Led Business Hall of Fame

December 13th, 2019

On Saturday, the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen will take the field in Philadelphia for the Army-Navy Football Game, a tradition that goes back 129 years. Students from the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy and fans from all over the U.S. turn out in droves each year to root for their…

Google Maps 101: how imagery powers our map

December 13th, 2019

Earlier this year, we gave you a look at how Google Maps maps the world. Today, we’ll dive deeper into the main ingredient of the map-making process– imagery–and how it powers one of our most popular features. More than just pictures When you think of imagery and Google Maps, you probably think of the Street…

Meet the Googlers making coding education more equitable

December 13th, 2019

Within the Education Equity team at Google, three women are changing the education landscape for the next generation of black and Latinx engineers—and I’m lucky enough to call them coworkers. April Alvarez, Peta-Gay Clarke, and Bianca Okafor are part of my team at Google that’s leading two education initiatives: Code Next is a free computer…

Google Docs unveils one writer’s creative process to the world

December 13th, 2019

When Viviana Rivero set out to write her short story “Just do it!” she decided to experiment with her process. Instead of writing alone and revealing her work to readers later, she invited thousands of people to watch her write—and comment on her writing—in real-time with Google Docs. More than 10,000 people watched the Argentinian…

Detecting Inactive Users

December 13th, 2019

Most of the time you don’t really care about whether a user is actively engaged or temporarily inactive on your application. Inactive, meaning, perhaps they got up to get a drink of water, or more likely, changed tabs to do something else for a bit. There are situations, though, when tracking the user activity and…