The Google Glass Developer Kit Live: Here Are New Glassware

Nov 20, 2013 • 8:17 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google Glass App IconYesterday, Google officially launched the Google Glass Developer Kit (GDK) that allows developers to build glassware that works in a more integrated way with Glass.

Part of the announcement of the GDK was to launch several Glassware apps that utilize the service.

The five third-party glassware apps introduced at the event were:

  • Allthecooks: A cooking app to help you read recipes without using your hands.
  • Spellista: A word jumble game.
  • GolfSight: A tool to calculate distances and the like as you wear silly pants and wave sticks at small round objects.
  • Strava: A run tracking app.
  • Wordlens: Translate printed words into a language you can understand

Glassware GDK Apps

Google themselves made a few simple glassware including:

  • Compass
  • Stop Clock
  • Time

Plus there were a few glassware apps released by third-party developers approved yesterday including:

  • IFTTT: IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement — if this then that.
  • Jewish Guide for Glass: A companion for observant Jewish people. Reminds you to pray, where to pray, what to pray and much more.
  • Umano: With Umano you will hear REAL voice actors read interesting news articles to you.

Glassware Introduced

Here is a video of the event:

Disclosure, my company built the Jewish Guide for Glass, more details over here.

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Comments:

ethalon

11/20/2013 01:23 pm

Barry, have you tried out the 'Wordlens' app? That would be a fantastic app for travel if it works well.

Barry Schwartz

11/20/2013 01:27 pm

Yea, but I tried it on Hebrew, which isn’t supported. :)

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