It's that time of the year: Google I/O 2013 app released
automatic Wi-Fi connectivity that attendees using the app will be receiving. One new feature lets you scan attendees badges using NFC, helping you network on the fly.
Other changes allow schedule changes to be immediately synchronized among devices so that a quick schedule change won't leave you missing a session that you wanted to attend. A lock screen widget has been added to allow you to view your agenda while on the move. Vector based maps pass along session information and a dedicated HDMI video output allows you to show livestreams. There is now an off-site attendee mode for livestream viewers, support for viewing Office Hours sessions, and improved support for devices with RTL locales. Google I/O starts May 15th.
The UI is very Google Now-esque with cards showing you information that can be swiped away easily. And the app is optimized for smartphones, 7 inch and 10 inch slates. Check it out at the Google Play Store.