Building for Google Glass
What You Need to Know

Brenda Jin
@cyberneticlove
Tim Anglade
@timanglade

Apigee
@apigee
youtube.com/apigee
slideshare.net/apigee
@cyberneticlove
Brenda Jin

@timanglade
Tim Anglade
Overview of Google Glass
Wearable computer
Hardware Features
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Screen
Camera
Directional Pad
Speaker
Microphone
No GPS!
No radio!
Public release Sprin...
Source: http://www.catwig.com/google-glass-teardown/
Source: http://www.catwig.com/google-glass-teardown/
Software Features
•
•
•
•
•

Notifications
Cards
Directions
Photo/Video
Social
The Best of Glass (so far)
Text/Email
Biking Directions
Google Now Search
Crafting Great Experiences
Glass is extremely mobile
but is not a mobile phone
Real estate is limited
Best Glass Experiences
• Contextual
• Relevant
• Quick
Limitations
• Battery power
• Eye fatigue
Developing for Glass
Built on Android 4.0.4
No store or formal distribution method for Apps yet
“GDK” will be unveiled next week
.apk Android development or “Mirror API”
Frequent operating system and API updates, as well as
forthcoming hardware updates
HTML5 / PhoneGap works!
Developing for Glass
What you need
• Google Glass
• ADT Bundle or IDE with ADT Plugin
http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/b
undle.html
...
PhoneGap for Google Glass

DEMO
Starter Example
github.com/brendajin/googleglass-phonegap-example
Preparing for Glass
From a UX standpoint, Glass is not mobile
From a code standpoint, Glass is mobile enough
All network calls go through phone, so
latency/performance/API behavior mostly the same
UX is likely to drive needs for different data, more data,
and more contextualized data, but delivery methods will
be simi...
Is Google Glass more Opportunity than Challenge?
Smartglasses May Begin to Save the Field Service
Industry $1 Billion per Year
http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2618415
Retail
http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/11/5091086/meetthe-first-and-only-company-making-money-through-itsgoogle-glass
Construction
http://www.zdnet.com/enterprise-apps-landing-ongoogle-glass-by-2014-7000017040/
Law Enforcement
http://www.policeone.com/policetechnology/articles/6586212-Google-Glass-comes-tolaw-enforcement/
Healthcare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssldTFWBv3E
Tons of consumer opportunities…

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/09/race-yourself/
http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/21/field-trip-is-thecoolest-most-inventive-google-glass-app-weve-seen-yet/
What to they have in common?
1. Think of the UX
2. Think of the data you’ll need
3. Make it happen!
Q&A
groups.google.com/group/api-craft
groups.google.com/group/app-craft
THANK YOU
Questions and ideas to:

@cyberneticlove
@timanglade
groups.google.com/group/api-craft
groups.google.com/group/a...
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  • Understanding Android Development will help you build apps. This is not a completely brand new platform that you have to learn from scratch – you can use the same development tools that you’re used to.
  • Building for Google Glass - What You Need to Know

    1. 1. Building for Google Glass What You Need to Know Brenda Jin @cyberneticlove Tim Anglade @timanglade Apigee @apigee
    2. 2. youtube.com/apigee
    3. 3. slideshare.net/apigee
    4. 4. @cyberneticlove Brenda Jin @timanglade Tim Anglade
    5. 5. Overview of Google Glass
    6. 6. Wearable computer
    7. 7. Hardware Features • • • • • • • • Screen Camera Directional Pad Speaker Microphone No GPS! No radio! Public release Spring/Summer 2014
    8. 8. Source: http://www.catwig.com/google-glass-teardown/
    9. 9. Source: http://www.catwig.com/google-glass-teardown/
    10. 10. Software Features • • • • • Notifications Cards Directions Photo/Video Social
    11. 11. The Best of Glass (so far)
    12. 12. Text/Email
    13. 13. Biking Directions
    14. 14. Google Now Search
    15. 15. Crafting Great Experiences
    16. 16. Glass is extremely mobile but is not a mobile phone
    17. 17. Real estate is limited
    18. 18. Best Glass Experiences • Contextual • Relevant • Quick
    19. 19. Limitations • Battery power • Eye fatigue
    20. 20. Developing for Glass
    21. 21. Built on Android 4.0.4
    22. 22. No store or formal distribution method for Apps yet
    23. 23. “GDK” will be unveiled next week
    24. 24. .apk Android development or “Mirror API”
    25. 25. Frequent operating system and API updates, as well as forthcoming hardware updates
    26. 26. HTML5 / PhoneGap works!
    27. 27. Developing for Glass
    28. 28. What you need • Google Glass • ADT Bundle or IDE with ADT Plugin http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/b undle.html • adb $PATH variable setup http://developer.android.com/tools/help/adb. html • PhoneGap (2.7.0+) http://phonegap.com/
    29. 29. PhoneGap for Google Glass DEMO
    30. 30. Starter Example github.com/brendajin/googleglass-phonegap-example
    31. 31. Preparing for Glass
    32. 32. From a UX standpoint, Glass is not mobile From a code standpoint, Glass is mobile enough
    33. 33. All network calls go through phone, so latency/performance/API behavior mostly the same
    34. 34. UX is likely to drive needs for different data, more data, and more contextualized data, but delivery methods will be similar
    35. 35. Is Google Glass more Opportunity than Challenge?
    36. 36. Smartglasses May Begin to Save the Field Service Industry $1 Billion per Year http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2618415
    37. 37. Retail http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/11/5091086/meetthe-first-and-only-company-making-money-through-itsgoogle-glass
    38. 38. Construction http://www.zdnet.com/enterprise-apps-landing-ongoogle-glass-by-2014-7000017040/
    39. 39. Law Enforcement http://www.policeone.com/policetechnology/articles/6586212-Google-Glass-comes-tolaw-enforcement/
    40. 40. Healthcare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssldTFWBv3E
    41. 41. Tons of consumer opportunities… http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/09/race-yourself/
    42. 42. http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/21/field-trip-is-thecoolest-most-inventive-google-glass-app-weve-seen-yet/
    43. 43. What to they have in common?
    44. 44. 1. Think of the UX 2. Think of the data you’ll need 3. Make it happen!
    45. 45. Q&A
    46. 46. groups.google.com/group/api-craft groups.google.com/group/app-craft
    47. 47. THANK YOU Questions and ideas to: @cyberneticlove @timanglade groups.google.com/group/api-craft groups.google.com/group/app-craft

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