Designing Apps for Google TV

Here are some resources from Google I/O 2011 for those developers who were not able to attend. the SECOND link works well and has a downloadable PDF that hits on the key considerations when designing your killer living room app.

Building Android Apps for Google TV

Stroller Folds into a Backpack

QuickSmart invented a stroller that turns into a backpack.

If you have ever been (or will be) a parent, this is likely to become your favorite tool. Kids want in, then out then into a stroller and they are always needed. If you could just put the stroller on your back, it would be much easier.

This also comes in handy when you are taking the stroller through some tough terrain. Say you are at the park, and you want to take a trail. The young one is going to have to do some walking, but the stroller is safely on the back. It weighs about 9 pounds, which shouldn’t be much if on your back and will come in handy in those airport sprints.

What is really interesting is that the stroller is pretty advanced with a 5-point harness, canopy, padded seat, footrest, and built-in shopping basket with side pockets.

It costs about $160 to $194, which seems like a good price compared to other strollers I have seen and none of then fold up so nicely.

Integrate Facebook & Twitter with Google Plus

I have been trying to leave Facebook for a while now and may have a real alternative with Google +.

There has always been something that keeps me checking Facebook, though; all my friends and family who are posting there.  Now there is a Chrome plugin that will allow people to link their Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as let them post directly to those sites via the Google + page.

This was created by computer programmer Zane Claes. It’s called Start G+,

In addition, there is a nifty little program to import all your Facebook albums and photos into G+. If you visit after installing the extension, you can choose to import your photos from Facebook. The photo importer syncs photos from Facebook and displays the photos in a slideshow format as they are imported to allow you to monitor the progress. Continue reading