Bandwidth challenged? Amazing Google Developer content is now available offline

December 02, 2014

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We currently provide a robust array of content and resources online, including documentation, SDKs, and videos, that empower developers to create awesome apps and services on a variety of Google platforms. However, due to the challenge of limited Internet access in many parts of the world, many developers are not able to easily search through our vast library of content.

Today, we’re going to make a select number of resources available for download through a kit, while offline, as part of a pilot to solve the broadband challenge. As an example, you will no longer have to worry about needing to download and install the SDK over a slow or non-existent internet connection when running a code lab, or spending 30 minutes to watch a 10 minute video tutorial on the latest API due to constant buffering.

So far, we distributed more than 2,000 kits through Google Developer Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Bangladesh. Developers now have offline access to many Google SDKs, developer videos, and documentation when they need them.
The current pilot kit contains:
Check out this document to find out more about the offline developer kit and the many ways you can put it to use, If you are interested in piloting one of these developer kits, please get in touch with a Google Developer Group near you or follow these instructions if you are an organisation like a school, tech hub or incubator.

Posted by Chukwuemeka Afigbo, Program Manager, Developer Ecosystems