Google has always been a prankster on April Fool’s and this year was no different.
Starting with the 8bit treatment of Google Maps, to announcing they’ve taken their self-driving car program to NASCAR, to collars that translate your dog’s barks, to trying to resuscitate the rotary phone, but the winner for me was Gmail Tap.
“Every letter of the alphabet is represented by a simple pattern of dots and dashes, and once you know them you can type without even looking at your screen. This makes it ideal for situations where you need to discreetly send emails, such as when you’re on a date or in a meeting with your boss.”
Not every Google April Fool’s is funny, but this one was. About the keyboard, “I feel overwhelmed. There are so many buttons”.
But,really, wouldn’t Google’s time and efforts be better spent on getting Ice Cream Sandwich released for more handhelds? (sorry, I had to go there)
- Google April Fools Roundup: Google Releases Flurry of Crazy New Apps [VIDEO] (mashable.com)
- Google does have the best April Fool’s Pranks (amanwithaphd.wordpress.com)
- April Fools: Google’s self-driving cars head for Nascar race tracks (news.cnet.com)
- Google April Fool’s Day 2012: 6 Humorous Pranks Played By Google This Year [Videos] (techieapps.com)