The web version of Google Play Store got a complete make over today. The design follows the update for the Android version and brings a consistent look both for web and mobile. The homepage now shows recommended apps, books, and movies just like the Android version with menu on the top-left. It also brings a much-needed speed upgrade as pages load much faster and easier. But there is another nice nugget that’s hidden in the Play Store. For the first time Google Glass is now showing up under devices. Check out the screenshot of Glass on my device setting after the break.
It has been rumored that Google is planning on bringing the Play Store to Google Glass much like other Android devices. Currently apps are approved and administered through the Mirror API which is all web-based. You apps currently show up in the MyGlass app on Android or the web version of MyGlass. There is also a restrictive limit to the amount of Mirror API for each app per day which is limiting distribution for many apps.
But with the addition of Glass to Play Store devices most likely means that in the next update we could possibly see Glass apps being added to the Play Store. This is a logical step in the right direction and a much-needed one as well. This could possibly open up a lot more apps that can be installed on Glass and remove the install restrictions as well. I’m looking forward to that as currently the app selection is a bit limited. Glass has a lot of potential but it lies all in app development for the device.