Google Glass Apps (Glassware) boost mobile app
Google Glass Apps (Glassware) offer immense opportunities and a paradigm shift
to mobile app developers.
The revolutionary Google Glass device is not just spearheading the wearable
computer era; Through Google Glass Apps they are also powering the Mobile
Application Development. Google Glass, developed by Google Xis a wearable
computing device with an optical headed mounted display (OHMD). Apart from
its core function as a wearable device, Google Glass also has the ability to take
photos and record 720p HD videos.
The Google Glass Apps (GLASSWARE) Apps have an ability to exponentially
enhance the potential of the wearable computing device .Google Glass Apps
(Glassware) are available both inbuilt by Google as also by third party developers.
Google Built in Apps:
Google Glass offers most of its experiences based on the Google ecosystem
through such Google applications, such as Google Now, Google Maps, Google
+and Gmail Google. Following the Google XE7 / XE8 / XE9 GLASS explorer edition
updates, The Google Glass experience has improved massively. There are also
new Google Now cards, Sound search and a UI overlay feature called Vignette.
Things look more promising as a dedicated Google Glass App (Glassware) Store or
GLASS Boutique is expected in 2014, thus giving a boost to the Glassware
Third –party Developers:
Google Glass Apps (Glassware) are free applications built by third-party
developers. Since the launch of Google Mirror API, Many exciting Apps have been
since built by third party mobile app developers and mobile app development
The following is a list of the top Google Glass Apps and their unique value
proposition that set the bar even higher for the mobile application development.
My Glass App: It allows the user to configure and manage the Google Glass
device. Includes touch/ swipe/ tap to control the Glass UI through the screen -cast
Vignettes: You can capture both a photo and a video of whatever is on your
display in that moment.
BLUE: Designed to provide users with real time Baseball statistics as they watch
Glashion App: Provides Google Glass wearers to purchase fashion items that they
spot on the go.
Winky app: Allows you to take a photo anytime with a simple wink of an eye.
Field Trip App: A digital source to explore the city and deliver alerts and
informational snapshots about nearby historical place and tourist attractions.
Glass Genie App: A remarkable personal assistant capable of multi-tasking.
New York Times: The flagship third party Glassware app, It Gets you the latest
breaking news and stay updated.
Facebook: Allows photo sharing directly from Google Glass to Facebook.
Through Glass: A Facebook updater App. One can send photos and text status
Path: All in one posting to other social networks like Facebook, Twitter,
Twitter: Twitter for Google Glass, Makes Photo Sharing easy.
Evernote: Helps you remember and act upon ideas by sharing photos or push a
note to your guideline.
Tumblr: Allows users to post photos and GIF’s directly from Glass to Tumblr.
CNN: Keeps one updated on the CNN’s latest updated story.
Voice Buyer for Amazon: Search products on Amazon.com and add to cart for
later checkout on computer.
Mashable Velocity: Keeps the user updated with the just release tech website
Viddy Eye: A simple way to capture, create and share mobile videos of up to 30
seconds with friends.
GlassFit Gym: For the fitness enthusiast, The App guides you through fitness
workouts and tracks your full set of work outs.
NavCook: Turn by turn navigation for cooking that brings high tech into kitchen
Glass to phone: An App to send your pictures from Glass to your Android phone.
Empowar: Google Glass‘s first Augmented reality App and offers great potential
for advertising, Tourism, Architecture and Gaming.
Many such equally exciting (Glassware) Google Glass applications are available
that boost the mobile application development. The steep learning curve and the
given constraints in the Google glass platform are both an opportunity and a
challenge for the mobile app developers in pursuit of new technology wave in
mobile app development. However the real challenge is in figuring out a way to
create value for customers and make experience for a wearable device useful.
Apart from the mobile application development, the mobile app developers India
and across other significant hubs must ensure to get a first mover’s advantage so
as to tap the mass market for this device at the outset. This calls for an in-depth
understanding of why people are or would want to use this device and how it can
engage them by value addition.
The following are the crucial guidelines that a prospective Glassware app
developer must take note of:
Exclusive design for Glass:
Google Glass as a wearable computing device offers user experience as a unique
value proposition, unlike the conventional mobile and tablets platforms; it thus
serves a different purpose. Moreover it being a tiny device, the design must be
simple and complement the Google Glass design and functionality.
Keep it Timely:
The basic interaction model for Glass is via “Timeline Cards”. Timeline contain
items or ‘cards’ that display information to the user. As a Glass user would
generally be looking for quick and relevant information, Notification and location
based apps that work in real time offer great scope of opportunity.A Glass as a
platform is most effective when in-the moment and up-to date.
Don’t Get in the Way:
The Google Glass user will expect the technology to be there when they want it
and out of way, when they don’t. According to Google developer’s guidelines the
App must not get in the way by offering too frequent information and too loud
Google Glass and Google Glass Application (Glassware) present enormous
opportunity and a huge paradigm shift to marketers and mobile app developers
to engage customers and deliver value addition on different levels. Even more,
The App developers can translate the learning and thought process from the
Google Glass application development into mobile application development. Thus
Google Glass applications (Glassware) boost the mobile app development.