Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Google Unveils App That Enables Its Users To Think Like Scientist
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Google has come up with a science-oriented app called Science Journal. While the name may suggest that it will be a kind of chronicler of events, the app will actually enable users to act like scientists and perhaps discover more love for their smartphones. Google hasn’t disclosed its financial expectations with the Science Journal app, but it forms part of the company’s initiative called Making and Science, which is designed to encourage science exploration.
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Science Journal app is initially only available for use in Android devices. There is no word about if or when Google will roll out a version of the app for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows users to also test the scientist in them.
Bringing out the inner scientist
According to Chris DiBona, the head of Google’s Making and Science project, the initiative is designed to bring out the inner scientists in everyone who is willing to take advantage of it.
What can you do with the app?
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Science Journal app enables you to perform a wide range of science functions. For example, you can use the app to measure ambient light, acceleration and sound intensity among others. The app makes use of the phone’s sensors to enable you collect data and analyze them for information that you can apply to real world situation. Think about using Science Journal app to find the best way to position a solar panel for optimum illumination.
Although Alphabet’s Science Journal app will initially be exclusive to Android environment, the company is working to encourage developers to create third-party apps that can work with Science Journal.
Amazon Echo rival
The release of Science Journal comes after Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Google also took opportunity at its annual IO conference to unveiling a home automation device called Home. Google’s Home seems like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Echo in a different name.
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