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Google Offers Now In 40 Cities; Web Fonts Integrated into Network Solutions’ Website Builder; Google Voice Android App Adds ‘Offline Texting’; New 45

Google Offers rolling out in two new locations, Oklahoma City and Omaha. Today’s announcement also marks a special milestone: “In just 251 days, Google Offers has gone from one to 40 cities across the U.S.!,” revealed Google.

Google Voice Android app now support “offline texting.” “With this new app, you can now compose new messages (single recipients for now) while offline and the app will automatically queue them and send them out when you’re connected again,” mentions Google.

Google Voice android App Adds Offline Texting

Also, Google Web Fonts is now integrated with Network Solutions Website Builder Tool.

Now, when you register a domain with Network Solutions, you can quickly and easily create a website using the Website Builder Tool. In the Page Editor, you can simply select a font from a drop down list in the typography palette for any text area,” Google informs.

google web fonts is integrated into network solutions' website builder tool

For those new, “Google Web Fonts are font families that have been developed and perfected by professional designers and can be used to style the appearance of text on the Web. It is an open source effort that was started by Google with the goal of making web fonts quick and easy for everyone to use. The Google Web Fonts team has done a great job building a collection of attractive fonts and creating the technical infrastructure needed to serve these fonts across the Internet with the highest possible performance.”

“In addition to enhancing the visual appeal of your site, Google Web Fonts are SEO friendly. Unlike Photoshop images that are often used to create logos or add stylish fonts to a website, web font text can be indexed by search engines like Google, thus increasing the chance of your business being found online by potential customers.”

google maps adds new 45° maps imagery for 24 cities in us & europeGoogle Maps received its first February 2012 update of 45° aerials which contains imagery of 15 U.S. and 7 international locations. Here is a list of updated cities of the U.S.: “Charleston-Folly Beach, SC; Lee’s Summit, KS; Lexington, SC; Magna (Salt Lake City), UT; North Charleston, SC; Pine Island Center, FL; Plymouth, MN; Salinas CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Shawnee, KS; South Hill, WA; Spanish Springs, NV; Killeen, TX; Decatur, AL”

And, Europe: “Torrelavega, Spain; Pamplona, Spain; San Sebastian, Spain; Bailen, Spain; Rolle, Switzerland; Ponferrada, Spain; Wachtberg, Germany; Weinheim, Germany.”

BugSense is a cross-platform error analytics infrastructures for mobile devices and uses Google App Engine to power its backend, processing more than 1.6 million daily errors, generated by more than 45 million devices around the world.

“The main data-serving portion of our app is written in Python, our language of choice, but ProGuard is an open source project in Java. For easier development, we ported parts of ProGuard to Clojure, a dynamic language belonging to the Lisp family that runs on the JVM. This allows us to “beat the averages” by exploiting all the great features that a LISP language offers (such as macros and exploratory programming). Using Clojure and having access to a vast number of Java libraries assisted us in tackling the difficult problem of de-obfuscation, with great results. Once we were done, we deployed using AppEngineMagic and now it’s trivial (one click) for our users to de-obfuscate their stacktraces. Now we have the best of two worlds: Python for serving data and Java/Clojure for doing calculations, all in the same Google App Engine application. And it scales automatically and runs even faster than running ProGuard on your laptop!,” explains Jon Vlachogiannis and Panos Papadopoulos, founders of BugSense.

Chances are one of the applications installed on your smart phone (like SoundCloud or Trulia) is already using BugSense.

introducing bugsense hybrid app: experiences using clojure on google app engine

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