Announcements from the Google I/O keynote, Google App Engine opens signups
Some interesting news was delivered during the Google I/O keynote.
In terms of Google App Engine, the announcement that got the biggest applause was that it was now open to all signups - no waiting list and a few tens of thousands of developers.
Beyond that, the two new APIs were announced - the memcache API and the Image API.
Some pricing expectations for usage beyond the free chunk given to you were given:
- CPU: 5 million "average" page views free, 10-12c per core-hour thereafter
- Storage: 500MB free, 15-18c per GB-month thereafter.
- Incoming traffic: 5 million "average" page views, 11-13c/GB thereafter
- Outgoing traffic: 5 million "average" page views, 9-11c/GB thereafter
The Google Web Toolkit 1.5 release candidate was released today, which brings Java 5 language features.