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Android lead developer Google launching new 'Route 85' Web series for iOS developers

Android lead developer Google launching new 'Route 85' Web series for iOS developers

December 13, 2014

Google has just announced that it’s set to launch a new Web series especially for iOS developers.

Yup, you read that right: The lead development company behind Android is making a show for developers of apps for Apple’s competing mobile operating system.

Google itself admits that its deep association with Android has limited its being widely identified as an iOS company, even as it offers dozens of apps on the App Store and SDKs for iOS developers to use.

“But, you know, maybe some of that’s on us,” Todd Kerpelman, the current Developer Advocate at Google, says in the show’s rather amusing promo video (see below). “Maybe we need a better job of reaching out to this community. And so that’s why we’re creating this series of videos just for you iOS developers.”

If you can’t see the video embedded above, please click here.

The series is titled “Route 85,” after the California freeway that connects Google’s home base of Mountain View to Apple’s home base of Cupertino. Through the series, Google hopes to better connect with iOS developers by highlighting its new SDK libraries for iOS and offering tips from its own engineers.

“Route 85” is coming soon to the Google Developers YouTube channel.

See also: Google for iOS features a new design and is optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides all gain iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus optimization, and Google Play Books 2.0 features ‘Material Design,’ upload support and more.

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