Tuesday, 9 November 2010

g|south africa day 2

Day started with a couple of repeat presentations from the previous day.

Google Maps:

From the Google Maps presentation Chewy gave us some new samples:

Google Places - http://www.google.co.za/places/ - make sure your company is listed to show up as part of search results.
Walk Score - http://www.walkscore.com/ - site that shows dynamic map API calls
London Metropolitan Police Service - http://maps.met.police.uk/ - site uses maps to show crime trends in the London area.

Find more on the maps API at - http://code.google.com/apis/maps/

Google Insights:

Google Insights for Search - http://www.google.com/insights/search/# - see how your search results are working.

Google Youtube:

The Youtube presentation showed some brilliant Youtube features:
- Voice recognition to subtitles
- Realtime translations of sub titles
- Youtube now has a team in SA

and the samples:
Gardyn - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBN-CAhOYQ0
BBC2 Wave - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BOhDaJH0m4
The hunt for Gollum - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H09xnhlCQU
Old Spice - http://www.youtube.com/user/OldSpice
Guy walks across America - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzRKEv6cHuk
Will it blend? - http://www.youtube.com/user/blendtec
Nike Basketball Lebron Rise - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdtejCR413c
Chrome Speed Test - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCgQDjiotG0
Tiger Woods '08 Jesus Walk - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h42UeR-f8ZA followed by Tiger Woods '09 Walk on water - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ1st1Vw2kY
http://www.booneoakley.com redirects into a Youtube Channel.

More info at http://code.google.com/apis/youtube

Google Website Optimizer:


Google Apps:


Thanks Google for a great event...... get there downloads at http://sitescontent.google.com/gsouthafrica/

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