February 23, 2013

Google World

Posted in Society at 05:54 by graham

First thing in the morning, I check my gmail on my Google Nexus 7 tablet, or my Nexus 4 phone, whichever is nearest. I have a conference call so I fire up my Chromebook. Google’s browser, Chrome, uses Google’s public DNS servers (8.8.8.8) and Google network’s protocol (SPDY), to connect to gmail.

In the Google Calendar invite, I click the Google Hangouts link and video conference. I’m lucky to live in Kansas City, with it’s super-fast Google Fiber internet connection. We update a Google Doc, stored on Google Drive, with notes during the meeting.

I tell the team that the next version of our web app, written in Go (Google’s server language) was just uploaded onto Google App Engine (their app hosting platform). The client side is in Javascript, but we might update it to use Dart (Google’s client-side language), when that’s ready.

We’ve already got Google Checkout payment integrated, which makes measuring our Google Ads conversions with Google Analytics easy. We’re hoping to rank highly in Google Search, or no-one will find us. We’ve just started promoting it on our G+ page (we migrated from Blogger), and our Youtube demo video seemed popular.

Who knows, if the product goes really well, Google might acquire us.


It’s just a silly story. Move along. :-)