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This article was published on December 2, 2014

Google tests offline developer kit delivered on DVD for bandwidth challenged users

Google tests offline developer kit delivered on DVD for bandwidth challenged users
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Today, Google has announced an ‘offline developer kit’ that crams a number of tools, SDKs and videos onto DVD’s for bandwidth challenged countries.

The kit is intended as a pilot test and includes a number of tools for developers, such as:

Google says 2,000 of the kits have already been distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Bangladesh, but those interested can find more information on joining the pilot here.

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The move reminds me of Microsoft’s old MSDN DVD kits that it sent out regularly to customers with developer tools onboard.

➤ Bandwidth challenged? Amazing Google Developer content is now available offline [Google Developers] via Venturebeat

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