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Google Shows Off Gmail, Evernote, Path, and NY Times Apps for Google Glass at SXSW

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Google Glass is coming this year whether the world is ready for it or not, Google has said so themselves. To help further that idea, at this year’s SXSW in Austin, they set up a demonstration to show exactly how far they have come in building an app ecosystem for the new wearable tech. After all, how good could Glass really be if it only presented directions, allowed you to participate in Hangouts, and snap pictures? Just like any other technology platform these days, you have to have partners and apps. From the looks of today’s presentation, there are some big ones already in line, with interesting concepts. 

The New York Times has an application that will show users bylines and an accompanying image after a voice search. It will read stories aloud and also break news by showing notifications. Gmail has its own app that shows an image of the sender along with the subject line of the message. If you want to reply, you can dictate your message back.

Evernote and Skitch are included thanks to Google Glass’s sharing features. Images can be shared directly into both services. Path also joined the party, showing updates, emoticons, and an ability to respond to comments.

I’d imagine this is only the beginning of the Glass app ecosystem. If partners like these are already on board, don’t be surprised to see a dozen more by the time Glass is ready for launch. I’m sure that it’ll take time for developers to figure out how their apps can take advantage of a small screen, but that’s sort of the beauty, isn’t it? Rarely do we see new technologies that force you to re-think what you’ve known for years. We get to see exactly how creative the minds of a developer can become with Glass.

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Via:  Engadget

  • http://www.9kizi.com/ 9kizi

    Unlocked with custom recovery will.

  • http://www.yepinkizi.com/ yepi kizi

    yes.t it’s technologies Of The Future

  • http://www.yepi-yepi.com/ Yepi Friv

    I heard about it for several month. I and my friend are very eager waiting to get it

  • RoadsterHD1

    Does FoxFi work with JB. If not what do you use?

    • Droidzilla

      WiFi tether for root users. Or just root and ROM.

      • RoadsterHD1

        JB NON-Root.

        • Droidzilla

          The solution to every problem is root. ;-)

          • RoadsterHD1

            Yeah, I know but if I wanna stay on track for JB I can’t be rooted. Thanks anyway, but i was looking to for an actual answer to my question.

          • thedonxr

            You can run stock JB while rooted and still get official updates too… Won’t mess with your stock rom it will just add root. Just ask my nexus 10

          • Diablo81588

            Being rooted will not take you off the update path.

          • Tim242

            Unlocked with custom recovery will.

          • Diablo81588

            You don’t need to use a custom recovery to wifi tether.

          • Tim242

            I know. I was just pointing that out because rooting and unlocking usually go hand in hand. You don’t even need root or a 3rd party app to WiFi tether. You just need a hotspot toggle. That toggles the built in hotspot.

          • Diablo81588

            You need to use the entitlement hack on Motorola devices for that to work, which requires root. Your solution does not work on all devices.

          • RoadsterHD1

            If you turn on “Mobile Hotspot” from settings does Verizon charge you for it?

          • Tim242

            If you turn it on from settings, it checks for subscription and won’t work. The toggle bypasses that

          • RoadsterHD1
          • Tim242

            That one works. I prefer https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.erez.hotspot. I prefer its icon/widget

          • RoadsterHD1

            Thanks Tim242 your help is much appreciated. My kids use my wife’s Droid 4 to tether their PC and she is getting JB soon and would be pissed if she lost the ability to tether. I will use the one you suggested. Thanks again. And thanks to the others in the community that weighed in as well.

          • Tim242

            Not this one. Just use a hotspot toggle from Play.

      • RoadsterHD1

        I heard FoxFi works with JB now

    • Justin Winker

      Gotta say this is kinda random for a Google Glass article…

    • Tim242

      Download a hotspot toggle. You don’t need foxfi.

      • RoadsterHD1

        But won’t this charge you an additional cost? Does this work the same way as FoxFi , FREE data hotspot?

        • Tim242

          It does the same thing FoxFi does. It toggles the built in hotspot without checking for subscription. No charge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CalebShwarez Caleb Loop

    butthole.

  • 4n1m4L

    Now if they would just start selling glass.

    • JetBlue

      It’s still an unfinished product and there’s still no true selling points that will attract customers other than it’s by Google.

      • 4n1m4L

        I’d be satisfied with the current hardware. The software can be updated as they make it

      • 4n1m4L

        But yeah. You are right

      • Droidzilla

        There are tons of selling points for this.

        • NicholasMicallef

          Not for the average consumer, but I bet Google already knows the first iterations will probably not be a success among average consumers anyway until it becomes more and more accepted.

          • michael arazan

            Look how long it has taken for tablet apps to get to the store and still a lack of them, it’ll take even longer for glass apps not by Google.

        • Austin Warren

          Not with a price of $1200.