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Google Glass Apps / Re: App idea with potential life saving properties
« on: January 15, 2014, 01:30:38 PM »
There are ways of judging speed using just one source such as is done with a radar or lidar gun by highway police, but that is a different technology that is not included in 'Glass'.   But the idea of driving with 'Glass' does bring up another idea which is the possibility of identifying people or at least cars by their license plates.  I could see this being a useful tool for police who could glance at a license plate and have the owner and vehicle history automatically brought up to identify warrants, cars without insurance, etc.   It would of course depend on the availability of some sort of database with that info in it of course which might not be so easy to come by.  Some interesting ideas here though.  I think we'll come across lots of unexpected uses for Glass as time goes on and more people and developers think of ideas.

nike1920, feel free to make another 'introduction' in the introductions board that perhaps tells us a bit about yourself and your history with tech/android/glass etc.  We can continue this topic here in this other board. 

New Member Introductions / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: January 13, 2014, 03:02:21 PM »
Hi Nick!  Welcome to the forum!  Glad you found us.  Looking forward to you being part of our little group here as we grow.  Would love to hear of some of what you're doing with your 'Glass'!


New Feature just added.   From now on you'll have a Facebook Like, Tweet and Google +1 button on the bottom center of the first post of all topics.  Should make it easier for people to share posts and articles they like.   I encourage everyone to do this as it helps get the word out about our forum.


So you've been wanting to join the Glass Explorers program so that you could join the lucky few but growing crowd of 'Glass' owners.  Well if you're a subscriber to Google Play Music All Access then you're in luck.  It seems Google, as of a few days ago started to send out invites to All Access subscribers.  Of course you'll still have to pony up the $1500 cost of the device.  It's unclear just how many All Access subscribers have receive the invite, or if there are other factors that determine who receives one, as some All Access subscribers say they have not in fact received an invite.  The invite itself says “Your Chance to Buy Google Glass" and is the latest in a series of strategic rollouts that the company has done to get the device into more people's hands.

Initially only given out by invite, the company has held several periodic contests and also selected groups to target such as developers to receive Glass.  Now the application process is open and anyone can apply by submitting an application.  While 'Glass' currently runs $1500, it is expected to be substantially less by the time ti rolls out to the general public.

New Member Introductions / Re: New Explorer...samsung gs4
« on: January 03, 2014, 05:11:23 PM »
Ah, I think we've only seen the tip of the iceberg as to the potential of glass...  Welcome to the forum...and Happy New Year.


New Member Introductions / Re: New Explorer ios user
« on: December 30, 2013, 07:11:02 PM »
Welcome seafoster1!  Glad you found our community and looking forward to your further adventures with 'Glass' in 2014.


We want to wish everyone a Happy And Healthy New Year! 
Thanks for making this the #1 Google Glass Forum and we look forward to seeing you all back here in 2014! 

If you push it a miniature Sergey Brin pops out, hikes up to the top of your head and then parachutes off never to be seen again.    :P


It was an active today in the Google Glass land with this morning's announcement of an iOS MyGlass companion app being released this morning and this afternoon Update XE12 to Glass OS rolling out.   XE12 brings a new 'Wink To Capture' command to take photos.  Previously this 'wink' functionality was only available with a separate 3rd party app.  Also included in the update is the inclusion of Google's 'Hangouts' which let's the Glass user send SMS, chats or even video calls.  Finally, we've also got YouTube that allows users to upload videos taken with Glass.  That's some major new functionality baked into this latest update and we're looking forward to the inevitable tidal wave of video and picture uploads we'll be seeing from current Glass users.   There's also a new 'screen lock' that is enabled when a user takes Glass off or disables it.  There's more including the ability to ask for calorie counts and more.  Head on over to the link below for more info with the official XE12 release notes.

XE12 Release Notes

Google Glass General Discussions / Re: Explorer user here.
« on: December 08, 2013, 08:30:44 PM »
Welcome genomecop...wow your name sounds like a movie LOL.  Anyway, welcome to the forum.  When you get a chance please introduce yourself in our 'New Member Introductions' board.  Look forward to your future posts!


New Member Introductions / Re: Hello Explorers!
« on: December 08, 2013, 08:29:30 PM »
Hi Falory and welcome to the forum.  So how are things going with 'Glass'?

New Member Introductions / Re: Howdy Neighbor!
« on: December 08, 2013, 08:28:55 PM »
Welcome Five Eyes, glad you found us.  Look forward to you being part of our new community.  Things are just getting started....

There will  be a dedicated App Store for Glass but I'm sure like other app stores Google will want to approve apps before being made available.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/oZSLKtpgQkc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/oZSLKtpgQkc</a>

A new Glass Development Kit was released today to Glass developers and includes some new tricks that enable the wearable device to perform certain new functions without having to contact Google's servers.  One new app built using such features demonstrated was a new 'translation app' called 'Word Lens Glass' which one can easily imagine being of great use when in a foreign country and looking at for instance, a sign in a different language.  The app accesses a local dictionary of about 10,000 common words that are stored in a selected local language chosen by the Glass user for easy retrieval and translation to the without having to contact Google's cloud.

As can be seen above, one simply activates it by giving the command 'ok glass, translate this' and then a translated version of text is shown in similar size, color and shape as the original but now in the user's native tongue (in this case english).  Pretty awesome if we do say so ourselves.  We can imagine this being incredibly useful with menus in a foreign restaurant to know exactly what you're ordering.

Other new apps demonstrated were Allthecooks ( ahands-free recipe app), Strava (an app that allows realtime analytics for runners and cyclists), Spellista by GLU (a Glass game) and GolfSight by SkyDroid (A helpful golf tool app). 

Glass Developers


An interesting find inside the recentl XE11 update for Google Glass has been found and reported by Phandroid.  Apparently compatibility with Google Play Music is baked in and when activated will allow the user to fire up any song they want simply by issuing the command “Ok Glass, listen to…” and then the name of the son or artist.  While the feature hasn't been announced yet all a user needs to do to get it working is to sideload the Google Play Music application apk by using 'Glass' debug mode.  Once installed you can skip, pause, play, stop and do everything else you'd expect from a music file.  Hit the link for the source and step by step instructions on how to install.


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