Google Glass is really getting close to reality as indeed the first batch of Google Glass have started to ship to the initial Glass Explorers who signed up at last years Google I/O event. That’s very exciting news and that also means that we are getting close to getting Glass to the the 8,000 people who were chosen as the initial Glass Explorers recently. As one of the chosen Glass Explorers I’m super excited and can’t wait to get more info. In conjunction, Google has now released the developers Mirror API, specs for Google Glass and the MyGlass companion app.
If you are a developer and interested in making application for Google Glass then you’ll want to take a look at the Google Mirror API. There you will find the API along with guidelines and best practices. I can’t wait to see what creative apps people design for Google Glass. It should be very exciting.
Google has also released specs for Google Glass which is something many of us have been curious about. Glass will have a high-resolution display with a 5Mp camera that can record up to 720p video. You have WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity with 16GB of storage. The sound works through Bone Conduction Transducer so need to hook up any headphones. The battery is supposed to last all day with typical use but we’ll have to really see that in use.
Glass will connect to any phone through Bluetooth connection. But to have the GPS and SMS working you’ll need the MyGlass companion app which requires Android 4.03 or higher. Maybe if you are a Glass explorer and don’t have an Android 4.03 phone they will give you one. That would be nice of Google but we shall see. The app will also let you connect your phone to Google Glass and manage options. The app is no use if you don’t have Glass and trust me I tried already. But hopefully soon I will have Google Glass in hand and use the app. Exciting times are ahead so stay tuned as we’ll bring you more Glass info.