Google extends Fragment API to older devices

Google added Fragment API support for older devices with a Static library. This should help developers massively when developing the applications targeted at devices with various form factors, screen sizes and input controls.

With Android becoming a huge success and primary OS for hardware manufacturers like Samsung , Motorola and HTC. The tool is seen as good move to counter the fragmentation criticism in the Android ecosystem.

New Recipe Search Feature on Google

Google adds new recipe search feature to its page where it only gets you the pages regarding the recipe from numerous recipe website’s and also directs the users towards the cooking directions in relation to the searched item as the feature is only based on the dish name and ingredients.

It also provides a menu on the left hand side of the page for the users to filter by cooking time, calories, food type, ingredients and occasion therefore it reduces infinite search results for any recipe item by only showing the pages in regard to the recipe but not on other details like about the chef/ his cooking shows/  any restaurants/ history and definitions of the recipe. In addition the recipes will also have star ratings and user reviews.

Google Shared Spaces

Google’s new lab project Shared Spaces is a space where users can share their work spaces with others by sharing URL and inviting them, first you need to select a gadget where you will be provided with a space to work with the gadget.This project is based on the previous Google Wave project (which is a web based platform with synchronous or asynchronous communication for real time collaboration and editing such as editing the same file at the same time or at different times from different computers depending upon your communication protocol) Shared spaces uses the wave gadgets where you can create and collaborate applications.

It has four main categories planning, productivity, polls and games like wave Sudoku, a Draw board for creating maps and etc, there are fifty different gadget applications available so you can create your work group, space collaborate gadgets using either emails, chat, buzz and etc as the share options.