New info for Glass developers.
Hey Explorers!

At Google I/O, we announced that we are actively working on a Glass Development Kit (GDK) that allows you to build Glassware in the form of APKs. We’re still hard at work on the GDK, but in the meantime, you can start designing and developing your awesome ideas with the existing Android SDK. Although you won’t have all the tools necessary to design the perfect experience for Glass, developing with the Android SDK (API Level 15) lets you try out ideas while you wait for the GDK. 

For you seasoned Android developers, your background will get you a long way in building Glassware. You’ll find out that some features that you want in the GDK are already supported by the Android SDK, such as accessing the accelerometer or playing media. If you’re an Android beginner, take this time to learn about general Android development, so that you’ll be ready when the GDK launches. 

To help all of you get started, we wrote some APK samples that include a stopwatch, a level, and a compass, and we plan to release more in the upcoming weeks. When we release the GDK, we’ll update these samples to demonstrate the migration path between a traditional Android app and a full Glass experience.

As always, we look forward to seeing what you build!

The Glass Developer Relations Team

+Jenny Murphy +Ossama Alami +Robert Ly +Timothy Jordan +Tony Allevato and our intern +Jennifer Wang 


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