Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference is underway, bringing with it updates and new features for several of its products.
With over 10 million users, Google Drive — which was just launched this past April — is now available on iOS and Chrome OS. Now you’ll be able to access and upload your documents while on the go.
Google also announced that Google Docs now supports offline editing. All changes will be saved to a local cache and synched once you’re back online. Docs is the only product that currently supports offline editing; Google is working on Spreadsheets and Presentations.
Additionally, the company has also made the Chrome browser available for iPhone and iPad users. Although Apple’s strict rules prevent third-party browsers from replacing Safari as the default option, you can now sync browser tabs and bookmarks, as well as go “incognito” — if you don’t want your browsing history saved to your mobile device.
In addition to a new Events service, Google+ also received some updates — most notably, a History API. This will enable you to import social media updates, such as text entries and images from Twitter or check-ins from Foursquare, to your Google+ Page.
For developers, this is a great way to push your app’s content into the Google+ stream. For businesses, this will help to populate your Pages, giving them a more Facebook-like overview of your brand.
These are just a handful of the updates coming out of Google I/O, but we expect they will have a pretty significant impact on your daily Google-related activities.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.