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  • 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 Spring/Summer 2014
  • 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 • adb $PATH variable setup http://developer.android.com/tools/help/adb. html • PhoneGap (2.7.0+) http://phonegap.com/
  • 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 similar
  • 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/app-craft