By KJ Mason.
Google Glass (also referred to as “Project Glass”) which was announced on April 4, 2012, is Google’s concept for augmented reality glasses. It is considered to be the “smartphone” glasses, providing information and communication, even more accessible than with the touch of a button. Google has boasted the Project Glass’s ability to vary from taking photos and recording video, to current weather notices, as well as emails and text messages with friends. Since it’s Spring 2012 concept debut, Google has been hard at work, never stumbling at their development of prototypes.
By the turn of February 2013, Google Glass was unleashed into the hands of developers at Google’s “Glasses Foundry” two-day conferences in San Francisco and New York City. This was the first opportunity for developers to see just what they can do with this futuristic hardware. At the end of the two-day event, developers had the chance to share what they have started developing for the platform. Also this month, “Google released a product video showcasing the voice-augmented display of the Glass filming various experiences in first-person.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Glass)
As of this week, Google is looking for people to explore with Google Glass. They stated on their G+ page:
“We’d love to make everyone a Glass Explorer, but we’re starting a bit smaller. So, if you want to be one of the first Explorers, go to www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one to find out how. ”
Glass’s “How To Get One” page states these rules and regulations:
Using Google+ or Twitter, tell us what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass.
- Your application must be 50 words or less
- You must include #ifihadglass in your application
- You can include up to 5 photos with your application
- You can include a short video (15 secs max)
- Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or Twitter (@projectglass) so that we can contact you directly
- You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to apply
It will be a small crowd of people that will be able to get their hands on Glass to test drive this new device. For right now, they are only opening the option to test drive Glass to US only.
Check out Google Glass at their site here: http://www.google.com/glass/start/