The Culture of Free and The Future of Google

Anyone who still believes that Google is all about giving everything away for free, hasn’t really paid attention to just how much Google has changed. Google is not a free service anymore. It’s a premium service where you pay for what you use via Google Drive. Lengthy article definitely worth your time; Highly recommended read. …

WebRTC RTCPeerConnection interoperability between Firefox and Chrome

RTCPeerConnection (also known simply as PeerConnection or PC) interoperability means that developers can now create Firefox WebRTC applications that make direct audio/video calls to Chrome WebRTC applications without having to install a third-party plugin. Because the functionality is now baked into the browser, users can avoid problems with first-time installs and buggy plugins, and developers …

Opening links in Chrome for iOS

To actually open a URL in Chrome, the URI scheme provided in the URL must be changed from http or https to the Google Chrome equivalent. Clever way to bypassing the fact that you cannot choose your browser on iOS (Sidenote: I wonder what would happen if Microsoft ever were to try this). Code example …

Google Maps HeatMap Layer

Some time last week, Google has (finally) released a HeatMap Layer for Google Maps. The Heatmap Layer provides client side rendering of heatmaps. A heatmap is a visualization used to depict intensity of data at geographical points. When the Heatmap Layer is enabled, a colored overlay will appear on top of the map. By default, …

Build with Chrome

Over the last few months we’ve been working with LEGO Australia, thinking about what would happen if we brought bricks to the browser. Build is the result: our latest Chrome Experiment which lets you explore and build a new world of LEGO creations together online. With 8 trillion bricks, think of Build as the largest …