Author PhotoBy Scott Knaster, Google Developers Blog Editor


“Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.”
   – official description


Google I/O 2013 has just ended, and even more than usual, this one was for you, our developers. This year, we focused on providing new tools and services you’ve been asking for, plus a few surprises that we hope inspired and delighted you.



Although we put developer announcements first this year, we didn’t skimp on the cool stuff for everyone: we refreshed the look of the Google+ stream, launched expanded Hangouts, totally revamped Google+ photos, announced Google Play Music All Access, showed off conversational search, and demoed some amazing Chrome Experiments.

Of course, Google I/O isn’t just about announcements. It’s our chance to share what’s new with you in those highly technical, in-depth sessions and for you to meet and interact with our engineers and other Googlers, in person and via the Internet. Once again this year, all sessions were recorded and are being posted to Google Developers Live (GDL) for you to peruse whenever it’s convenient for you.

We love putting on Google I/O, and that’s one reason we created GDL. With GDL, we don’t have to pack all our presentations into a 3-day conference. You’ll find new programs on GDL every week, from the same people who present at Google I/O. Just like during I/O, you can watch live or see recordings whenever you want. You can subscribe to the Google Developers channel on YouTube to be notified when new programs are posted.

Whether you came to San Francisco, participated in I/O Extended, or watched our live streams, we thank you for your attention and dedication. Here’s to Google I/O 2014!