Google Unveils NY Times & Gmail Apps For Project Glass
The company presented a number of applications at SXSW to show the variety of possibilities for the new tech.
Google developer Timothy Jordan demonstrated some of the apps the company is working on for Project Glass at SXSW this year. The apps, which show the variety of possibilities for the new technology, work using the “timeline cards” interface that projects short bursts of information in the wearer’s peripheral vision.
A New York Times app would display breaking news headlines on the lenses and could also read the stories aloud with a simple tap on the glasses. The user would be able to view a related image, byline, and the time since the article was posted.
A Gmail app enables users to view important emails accompanied by the sender’s image and subject line, with the ability to dictate a reply. An Evernote app would allow Google Glass wearers to share photos using Skitch and save pictures on various devices. They could also use Path to get photo updates from people on their network.
The Telegraph reports that Timothy Jordan said each Google Glass integration needs to abide by four principles: design for Glass; don’t get in the way; keep it timely; and avoid the unexpected.