Google today announced an offline developer kit that includes select resources aimed at Internet-challenged regions. The content includes Software Development Kits (SDKs), developer videos, and documentation.
Google offers a ton of developer content and resources online, but this is largely inaccessible to many parts of the world with limited Internet access. Some developers in these regions can’t easily find the content they need, have trouble streaming tutorials, or can’t even download a given SDK.
The current kit, current as of August 2014, attempts to solve this by offering the following on a pack of four DVDs:
- The entire I/O Dev Bytes Series
- Full Google Udacity course videos (Android, App Engine, HTML5 games, UX, Mobile Web)
- The entire Android Website: http://developer.android.com
- Material Design docs from http://google.com/design
- Web Fundamentals documentation from http://developers.google.com/web
- The Google Cloud Platform docs from https://developers.google.com/cloud
- Android, Cloud, and Design videos from the Google Developers YouTube channel
Google has already distributed over 2,000 of these kits through Google Developer Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Bangladesh. Now the company is releasing the kit as a download so others can help get the content into developers’ hands.
More to follow