At I/O, Google Will Be Tracking Things Like Noise Level And Air Quality With Hundreds Of Arduino-Based Sensors article tells that in the blog post, Michael Manoochehri, Developer Programs Engineer, outlines his team’s plan to place hundreds of Arduino-based environmental sensors around the conference space to track things like temperature, noise levels, humidity and air quality in real-time. This was spawned due to a fascination with wanting to know which areas of the conference were the most popular.
Data Sensing Lab at Google I/O 2013: Google Cloud Platform meets the Internet of Things page has some details on the plans. According to pictures the devices on the field use XBee wireless communications modules. Google App Engine Datastore, along with Google Cloud Endpoints, provides a scalable front end API for collecting data from devices. Google Compute Engine is used to process and analyse data with software tools such as R and Hadoop.
Google has history on using Arduino platform for different applications, good earlier example of that is Android Open Accessory Development Kit.
Tomi Engdahl says:
The 5 Coolest Things From the Google I/O Keynote
Google Play Music All Access
Google finally introduced its rumored streaming service, which combines music from your personal library with the millions of tracks available in Google Play Music. It’s “radio without rules,” as Google’s Chris Yerga put it.
Google+ Photo Tools
No one really thinks “Google” when they think of photos or photo editing, but that may change with the smorgasbord of hosting, sharing, and editing features added to Google+ today.
One of the coolest of these is Highlight, which sifts through your photos and tosses out the crappy ones, because it can do things like recognize if a photo is blurry or has terrible exposure
Google Now gives you exactly what you are looking for, as soon as you asked. And now, you don’t even have to ask.
Google’s redesigned Maps experience for mobile and desktop is all about making maps smarter, more visually compelling, and increasingly personalized.
Larry Page’s Speech and Q&A Session
“Technology should do the hard work so that people can get on with doing the things that make them happiest in life,”
Arduino Yún has WiFi connectivity and Linux « Tomi Engdahl’s ePanorama blog says:
[...] Arduino Yún has WiFi connectivity and Linux Arduino platform seems to interest many Internet of Things developers. There are now many Arduino compatible platforms with wireless connectivity as you can see in my New interesting Arduino platforms article and it’s comment. Also Google has done some Arduino based IoT. [...]