Monthly Archives: February 2015

Google Glass, more alive than ever

Thursday

26

Feb

Since the news came out that Google closed it’s Glass Explorer program – that’s the name for those users who paid $1.500 to become trialists of the device – many have leapt to the conclusion that the entire project has been canned. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Google Glass Explorer Edition

 

It’s not that Google wishes to sunset the project by any means, the reality is that have graduated to another division, out of Google X under the guidance of Tony Fadell, otherwise known as “the father” of the iPod, and, Ivy Ross, of prior retail fame and success. Fadell aims to position Google Glass as an everday device.

He is counting on the support of the Italian Luxottica giant, the manufacturer of the famous Ray-Ban, Oakley and Arnette sunglasses, to design new frames and materials for a beautiful and desirable end product.

Not all efforts will be focused on the exterior appearance though. Fadell also wants to change the guts of the system, by partnering with the chip giant: Intel. So, where can we expect to notice the change?: in the performance (4 hours more battery life) and a reduced working temperature.

Google’s objective is a Glass that weighs the same as a regular pair of glasses, so for it to be truly wearable it needs to feel part of your outfit.

But alas, this does not rule out developers continuing to develop on the platform. The modification of the hardware aspect of the device will not affect the programming of Glass.

Google Glass

As of now, Glass Explorer Edition is no longer available in United States or UK, the only territories where Explorers could obtain Glass untill now, But those with Glass freely continue to use them and develop on the platform.

In fact, at Droiders we’re developing glassware, and our goal is to keep investigating and working on various projects, just as we have been doing since 2012, speaking at different public events and working on public and undisclosed Glass for work projects.

For example, this week, Julián Beltrán, CEO of Droiders, gave a talk at the second Clinical Simulation Conference held in Dubai, talking about Glass and other wearable technologies in the mhealth sector with Dr. Homero Rivas of Stanford Universtiy Medical Center.

We’ve also recently launched official MyGlass Glassware: Nativo and Streye Live.

Finally we’re also proud to exhibit at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2-5th in the Congress square Hall, stand CS121 where we will be unveiling even more Glassware. We hope to see you there!

Google Glass Explorer Edition

Streye Live – Broadcast from Glass to YouTube

Friday

13

Feb

streye_live_broadcast_from_glassStorytelling is never more compelling than when it’s retold in film.

Going LIVE with a developing story or being in the now, can add extra excitement.

With Streye Live, broadcasting to YouTube Live Events from Google Glass is now possible.

We’re thrilled to announce the publication of Streye Live to MyGlass directory so Explorers can continue to document, report, tell their stories and more on the world’s largest video platform: YouTube.

ok glass, start broadcasting

If you have a YouTube account and Google Glass, get Streye Live and tell your story LIVE.

getitonglass_172x60_action_buttonStreye Live is the first in the family of streaming products to be announced.

Streye Live is free* (*as in gratis) to use for all Explorers and we’re committed to developing it for future editions of Glass.

Reasons to believe

If you’ve been following the build up to Streye Live, you may have noticed that we, like many in the Google Glass community, believe there are many reasons to loveglass.

There’s amazing stories that people using Glass are producing. Long may that continue!

So to celebrate we’ve made a 50 shades of #loveglass quiz. If you know your music and you can score tops there’s a discount reward on offer for Pro versions of Streye Live.

Wherefore art thou #loveglass?

Here’s a selection of previews cards to the multiple choice quiz. You can see the whole lot at streye.com/loveglass

Take the pop quiz

It’s for anyone, Glass Explorer or not.

What’s your reason to #loveglass?

Nativo: Augmented Reality Combining Local Google Business Through Google Glass

Wednesday

04

Feb

You can now download from the official MyGlass, Glassware directory, our new Glassware for Google Glass we have developed: Nativo. This Glassware allows the wearer to explore nearby the immediate vicinity through Glass with a directionally sensitive display of all immediate points of interest and Local business information from Google Places.

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Nativo is a low intrusion layer of information for the wearer of Glass, that positions icons, place names, user ratings and the distance to the wearer, of business outlets in their immediate vicinity.

Using the Google Places API and utilising the built-in GPS, Nativo takes advantage of the infamous directional sensitivity of Glass to display accompanying useful information to the user and is especially suitable for pedestrian use in unfamiliar urban areas.

Nativo, which is voice activated from Glass with the command – Explore nearby – is another example of the immense potential of Glass especially when combined with the vast number of available API services that blend local and mobile.

Got Glass, want to get Nativo?

If you have Google Glass, Nativo is now available on the official Glassware directory

Nativo - Get It On GLASS