Hello.

I am Paul Kinlan.

A Developer Advocate for Chrome and the Open Web at Google.

Google IO Q: How can you use the Google Fonts API on mobile while optimizing performance?

Paul Kinlan

We had an awesome question by Pamela Fox for our Google IO talk - Mobile Web Development: Zero to Hero. In summary the question is "How can you use the Google Fonts API on mobile while optimizing performance? (Both visual + # of requests)" - which is interesting because on the Desktop it is not something you particularly worry about, but in mobile it is one of the most important things you need to consider - bandwidth, latency and visual aesthetics.

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Google IO Q: Would one build a different HTML 5 app for keyboard devices and mobile (touch) devices? Why or why not?

Paul Kinlan

Another question that we didn't get to answer in our talk - Mobile web development: Zero to Hero - is basically the premis of the entire talk. We believe that in a large number of cases that it is entirely possible to build applications using one semantic document structure, a large swathe of common core logic whilst specializing for a given formfactor. From our talk, you can see that the User Interface is optimised for smartphone, tablet, desktop and TV - we believe that there are qualitatively different user interaction patterns in each form that it is important that you optimise for the different experiences, but for the developer experience it is not easy (or possible in some cases) to keep having to build one new app for each category of device that you want to target.

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My first year in Google

Paul Kinlan

That went by a lot faster than I thought it would.  Today (February 1st) completes my full first year in Google. It has been a crazy ride. Google is like no place that I have worked before, and I can honestly say it has been an amazing first year, I have met so many amazing people that I can’t count.  It is pretty amazing that I work for a company that is talked about everyday by billions of people on the planet.

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