Google launches App Entrepreneurship Course

Google has launched an App Entrepreneurship Course – Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree

There are so many apps now in marketplace that it has becoming difficult for an app developer to make money.
Also most of the apps have very poor quality and offers little value to mobile user.
Google has kept that in mind and in partnership with Udacity launched the Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree

It is a 4-7 Months course and enrollment closes October 26
To enroll – https://www.udacity.com/course/tech-entrepreneur-nanodegree–nd007

According to Google Blog – “As a developer, writing your app is important. But even more important is getting it into the hands of users. Ideally millions of users. To that end, you can now learn what it takes to design, validate, prototype, monetize, and market app ideas from the ground up and grow them into a scalable business with the new Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree”

Associated with the program are Geoffrey Moore, author of “Crossing the Chasm”, Pete Koomen, co-founder of Optimizely; Aaron Harris and Kevin Hale, Partners at Y-Combinator; Nir Eyal, author of the book “Hooked: How to build habit forming products” and co-founder of Product Hunt; Steve Chen, Co-Founder of YouTube, and many more.

All of the content of the nanodegree course is available online for free at udacity.com/google. The Tech Entrepreneur offering will consist of the following courses – Product Design, Prototyping, Monetization, App Marketing

Also at the end of course you can pitch your ideas in front of Venture Capitalists.

For more details:

https://www.udacity.com/google

http://android-developers.blogspot.in/

https://youtu.be/5HywbMLKFc4

https://www.udacity.com/course/tech-entrepreneur-nanodegree–nd007

Udacity
Udacity

Google launches Accelerated Mobile Pages Project for faster Mobile Web

As more and more people use mobile to access information and search for products and services, it has become important the way web pages are published so that they work properly in mobile devices.

Google has launched a new new open source initiative called Accelerated Mobile Pages, which aims to dramatically improve the performance of the mobile web. Webpages with rich content like video, animations and graphics to work alongside smart ads, and load instantaneously across various devices like phone or tablet.

Many publishers and companies like BBC, Buzzfeed, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress.com, Chartbeat, Parse.ly, Adobe Analytics and LinkedIn etc have joined the initiateive.

For more details:

https://www.ampproject.org/

https://googleblog.blogspot.in/2015/10/introducing-accelerated-mobile-pages.html
https://github.com/ampproject

Accelerated Mobile Pages
Accelerated Mobile Pages

Google launches home WiFi router – OnHub

Google launched a WiFi router yesterday.
The router comes with in-built antennas that will scan the airwaves to spot the fastest connection.

The cylinder-shaped router, named OnHub, can be pre-ordered for $199.99 at online retailers including the Google Store, Amazon.com Inc and Walmart.com.

With the router, users will be able to prioritise a device so that they can get the fastest Internet speeds for data-heavy activities such as downloading content or streaming a movie.

The router can be hooked up with Google’s On app, available on Android and iOS, to run network checks and keep track of bandwidth use among other things.

Google said OnHub automatically updates with new features and the latest security upgrades. The router is being manufactured by network company TP-LINK.

Google-OnHub-wifi-router
Google-OnHub-wifi-router

It is move aimed at a connected home and household devices to Internet as the global market for “Internet of Things”, will nearly triple to $1.7 trillion by 2020 according to research firm International Data Corp.

More details:
http://googleblog.blogspot.in/2015/08/meet-onhub-new-router-for-new-way-to-wi.html