Google Glass – The Future of Mobility

Posted on November 29, 2013

google glass future of mobilityThe new Google Glass has opened up a world of infinite possibilities. With a Google Glass you can achieve the impossible by just saying a few words. You can take a picture, record a video, share what you see, get directions, send a message, translate a voice or ask whatever is on your mind. The best part of using the strong, light and modularly designed Glass is that you can achieve all of the above tasks hands-free!

Popular apps on Google Glass include Strava, which helps you track your rides and visualize your progress. Word Lens which lets you translate printed words from one language to another, in real time. GolfSight which gives you accurate pin distance, course data, and scoring information and Soundscape which is a great app for budding music artists.

Notable Glass apps such as Pristine Eyesight, from Pristine in Austin is a boon for surgeons to stream videos to remote experts, who might be in a different room or even across the world. This way, doctors or nurses can quickly consults with their peers. Pro Populi has come out with an innovative People+ application that enables you to follow companies or people on the go. When you are about to walk up to someone you haven’t seen in a while or don’t know too well, People+ will allow you to quickly review a profile right from your Google Glass.

The Fancy is the first company that has been able to make money on Google Glass by allowing users to snap a picture of objects that they see in the real world and then find them a matching or complementary item with a similar style or color that they can buy online. With the aid of the Fancy app on Glass, people have been able to purchase everything from clothes to jewelry and toys to kitchen articles.

Timothy Jordan, a developer advocate with the Glass team believes that app developers for Google Glass should go by the philosophy “the world is the experience”.  Instead of building an app that competes with the world, the app should give Glass users the ability to find value in the world around them. For developers that are keen on creating Glass apps, Google has advised the following:

  • To use rich imagery instead of text when possible
  • To keep information concise and easily reviewable
  • To limit timeline items
  • To follow the required media format requirements

Does your company want to create a Glass app for Google Glass? Do you want to come up with an app that is innovative and fun-to-use or an app that is a life-saver? If yes, then outsource app development to Flatworld Solutions right away. Read more about our app development services.

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