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    March 12, 2013

    Google reveals integrated apps for Google Glass


    Google’s Timothy Jordan demonstrates Google Glass at SXSW 2013

    While Google’s talking Adidas shoe created a buzz at the 2013 SXSW conference in Texas, the tech giant has by no means detracted its attention from promoting and further developing one of its most exciting innovations – Google Glass.

    At a live developer panel at the conference, Google has revealed some apps integrated into the Google Glass technology that according to The Verge, uses  a “unified Timeline cards interface” to place various pieces of relevant information, depending on what app you are using, in your peripheral vision.

    Apps include those for The New York Times, Evernote, Skitch Path and Gmail.

    Google Glass can receive news updates from The New York Times with the story headline, byline, image and how long ago the story was originally published. The story, should you request it, can also be read aloud to you.

    Evernote allows you to share photos on Skitch as well through Google sharing. According to Google’s developer advocate Timothy Jordan who demonstrated the applications on Glass,  you could take a photo where ever you are, save it to Skitch and use another device to annotate or edit it at a later stage.

    With social networking app Path, you can receive an image from a friend that pops up on Google Glass, swipe through various emoticons, comment and share your own images.

    Gmail also features on Google Glass and will, for example, notify you when receiving important emails after which you can dictate a response straight to the device.

    Jordan commented that the Glass apps are intended to “improve your life”, rather than bombard it with unwanted content without getting in the way of what you are doing.

    Image Credit: ABC News



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