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Jason Salas
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How much cross-platform wearable work are you doing?
I'm curious how many Glassware developers are porting their ideas to Android Wear in parallel, or vice-versa. I've always had profound admiration for companies like Evernote, Pandora, Netflix, Hulu, Pushbullet, Shazam and all the others others who manage a major concept as a brand across multiple platforms and for a variety of devices.

A lot of my programming work lately has been taking ideas and expressing them both for the watch and Glass. How about you?

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I've built for Glass & Wear before
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I always build for Glass & Wear
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I've considered building for Wear, too
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At +Droiders​ we're continuing to work on both including x platform projects. 
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Jason Salas
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I've got some Glassware currently under review, and some of the feedback from the wearables team included this notable gem: a Share/Send option IS coming to the GDK. Such a facility to date has only been available through the Mirror API, using webhooks to link actions with designated sharing contacts, but it's certainly needed.

Great news!
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+Trish Whetzel And now after pondering this some more, I'm going to protoytype the same service using the Mirror API (or a hybrid model) to see how it might all play out. I had some architectural/scaling/UX concerns at the beginning, and a live card in that regard is still the better choice, but with sharing being a major attraction, I might release it that way. 
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Jason Salas
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For a really good primer on immersive Glassware with great design, check out +CamFind's new app in MyGlass. It's an effective combination of the Glass user input tools, voice prompts, audible feedback, and card collections. It's a really well done translation of its mobile clients to the wearable model.

UPDATE - I made an interesting discovery: the vocalized cues from the female Glass voice say "Processing image" with an almost Canadian pronunciation on "processing" (try it to see what I mean), and the search results seem to lean towards British and Australian domains. 
 
Visual search on Glass with CamFind
+CamFind's new wearable app went live today, which lets you leverage powerful, non-intrusive image recognition while on the go with +Google Glass. I've stress-tested it a bunch of times this morning, and simply stated, it works.

It's not just that objects are identified, but how particular it is - CamFind can recognize branded items as well as generic objects, as the screencaps I've attached indicate. It seems to use a combination of colors, objects and text as input signals and then gets an idea of what the image is. Amazing.

I'm trying to find VERY obscure items to thwart it. but I haven't been able to yet! The core idea is implemented extremely well on Glass, using voice commands and the shutter button, and card bundles. Without any documentation, it's easy to figure out on the first try.

CamFind also maintains a very healthy API at https://www.mashape.com/imagesearcher/camfind

Enable the Glassware at https://glass.google.com/u/0/glassware/5008771194826684822, or use the mobile clients for iOS and Android at http://camfindapp.com. 
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It's a really well-put together project, +Joe Evans - shows you what you can do with a really good backend. :)

Some other visual search tools we've got for Glass: +Fancy's Glassware, which uses search-by-color and returns matching products in its database; and Preview, which does image recognition from a corpus of movie posters.

REALLY creative takes on the notion of wearable search!
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Google Glass controlling an Arduino Yun  based robot over the Internet with WiFi
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Nice demonstration! Thank you for sharing
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Jason Salas
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Here's a good thought experiment for building a game on Glass (or wearables in general): a Q*Bert clone. The input controls would be, ostensibly, movement, gestures and bearing, not unlike what +Noble Ackerson & +Cecilia Abadie have done with +LynxFit; and also very similar to how +Steven Mautone, +Jeff Bond and their team built +GlassFrogger. Hopping up and down while facing a certain direction would dictate movement along the playing field. The game mechanics of having the same on-screen movement would make this a natural fit.

(Although one thing I've always wanted to do is provide haptic feedback on Glass outside of just buzzing the bone conduction transducer.)

There's a really cool app for Android Wear that applies the Tetris model at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beyondinfinity.tetrocratewear. It uses pinch-rotation to move the blocks about. Really clever solution.
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+Allen Firstenberg amen to that, brutha.
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Jason Salas
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So another football season's gone by and no one (myself included) has written any sort of Glassware to integrate the Super Bowl, thereby missing out on creating a cool way to experience to single greatest pop culture event known to man. Shame on us.

Shame on all of us.
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Jane Yates

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this is a add on for my wings app for #gooleglass
App recognises faces and gives you the option to change 
to a face of your choice.
handy for meetings if you get bored or dont like your boss.
Also useful to people who what to update there partners faces to a star they like.
https://plus.google.com/117572152641372801039/posts/SvRSFkoyGeX
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Jane Yates

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#googleglass idea

food app. when you look at any food it shows you calories
Also shop can program there counters to flash images or words
on counters. Can show if contains nuts or other things people could be allergic to. 
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About this community

Welcome to the Glass Developers Community! This is an unofficial Glass community for developers, where we can talk about applications, design, best practices, and developer related news. Google Glass will no doubt require a new approach to building mobile applications. Limited screen size, battery life, interactions and user attention span. Applications run on servers rather than the client, meaning backend developers now become frontend developers. Technologies like Google+ Sign In and Google Apps Engine becomes relevant for client developers in a completely new way. The goal of this community is to talk about these challenges, and promote building applications for Glass. If you know any developers interested in Glass, do not hesitate to invite them!
 
Hello everyone !!! I'm looking at developing for Google Glass and would like to know if there is a way to create a simulator to run the GDK projects done in Android Studio. Tks
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Jason Salas
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How do you use the Glass browser?
When +Allen Firstenberg were putting our book on Glassware design together, we drafted a chapter on using the on-board browser. It's one of the most-polarizing topics within our community - some see it as necessary and helpful (since you'll need to go to the web at some point), while others find it to be a clunky implementation and contradictory to the wearable mindset.

Not too many people have built specifically for the Glass browser - although +GlassFrogger is an HTML5 game that's a fantastic example of Mirror API Glassware to access the headset's on-board sensors and generated gestures and motion data, which are passed to an HTTP server running the game instance, in this case moving the character.

So participate in the poll based on your usage of the Glass browser, and if you've developed content or a service targeted to that viewport, share your experience and/or ideas in the comments. :)
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I rarely use the Glass browser
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I use the Glass browser occasionally
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I'd use it more if it were Chrome
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My Google Glass and Mobile supports Bluetooth LE.Can I use the Bluetooth LE for two way communication between Glass and mobile.I try to send an image from Glass to mobile and again send response to Glass using bluetooth LE.Is it possible to do this?
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I think so
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Rafal Enden

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Does development for Glass makes any sense since Google stopped explorer program?
In my opinion it makes sense only for enterprise level customers.

I also think most of apps will slowly stop working since nobody maintain them.

What's your thoughts?
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I been trying to teach myself java to create something personal for me since it will serve no purpose for anyone else.. Well maybe it might.
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Kevin Smith

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i'm looking for a place online to order prescription lenses for glass any clues guys? been like a year i have to go blind when wearing them 
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Hmmm. I'd have to look to be exact because I got contacts and another pair of sunglasses glasses but I'd say it was close to 300.
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First tests of Tutorial for Glass, read the new update in our Blog
We want to share our first impressions after going through the first tests of Tutorial for Glass. Probably common to many other developers, I hope you'll find them interesting. A positive point is that loading the App in Glass with Android a Studio is amazingly simple.
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Jason Salas
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For this installment in my series on tactical wearable application design, I demonstrate how a key element of building effective wearable apps is knowing when NOT to keep everything on the wearable device. 

For this exercise, I ported an app I originally built for Android Wear to Glass, surfacing the hottest trending topics from Twitter. But also added a feature that's sorely missing from the original concept: letting users review the tweets that cause a topic to trend by offloading the viewing to other more capable devices. The best wearable services smartly shift processing to other platforms, but this can (and should!) be done with presentation, too.

And even though this deck focuses on Google wearables, the general lessons apply for other brands like Fitbit, Oculus Rift, Pebble, etc.

Overview: https://github.com/jasonsalas/TrendingTimeForGlass/blob/master/README.md
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Jason Salas
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So for those of us who still run Twitter's now-defunct Glassware, will the ability to share videos with the platform work for us, too? I'm going to say NO and realize that I just answered my own question.
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The api may allow it, playback that is. Why not? 
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Antonio Rabanera

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Is Google giving up the consumer version of Glass? Anyone has more information about this?
Google's Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette wasn't too optimistic about the future of Google Glass on today's Google earnings call for Q4 2014. The..
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i happened to talk to a glass team member and there are no plans to completely bury google glass. They are still accepting app submissions but are directly working with corporations through a program called "Glass at Work".
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