Smart glass possibilities

Okay here we go with round 2.  The general theme will be application development so we will have a very brief talk focusing on the hardware and software capabilities of the devices available to us then some time for networking. Do you have insight on this topic and would like to speak to the group? Let us know.

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Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Farhan M.

    My idea to explore a museum wearing Google Glass was accepted so I'll be getting a pair soon. Looking for developers or UI folks who want to collaborate with me. I'm based in NYC most of the time.

    March 30, 2013

    • Darren V.

      I might be able to help with this. I'm currently in the Bay Area, moving to NY (my new home base). I have iOS and Android apps in the stores.

      April 3, 2013

    • Farhan M.

      Would love to speak to you. Give me a ping farhan.memon [at] gmail [dot] com

      April 8, 2013

  • Farhan M.

    The Meetup was very informative. I'm glad I attended. A more lengthy discussion of the legal and privacy implications of glass-type devices is certainly warranted. It would be great to gather a group of lawyers/legal experts for this type of discussion.

    March 20, 2013

    • Yohan B.

      You might want to check with Brian Wasson who has looked at the issues as well:­

      March 21, 2013

    • Zane

      Me too :)

      March 26, 2013

  • Greg R.

    Hi everyone, pleasure spon-presenting and meeting many of you. The link with the Glass info is here:

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • Zane

      Cool stuff Greg, thanks for contributing. Let me know if you want to talk more about the work you are doing. I'm sure the group would love to hear more.

      March 26, 2013

  • Zane

    Built-in features of the Mirror API:
    * sharing to Google+ (any other sharing options can be added),
    * voice recognition,
    * access to the camera,
    * text-to-speech engine.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Zane

    Guidelines for Glass apps ("some new rules for the road"):
    1. Design for Glass. It's a unique platform. Build for Glass. Don't just transfer the experience for a tablet over.
    Example. Don’t show full news stories but only headlines (for longer stories use Glass to read text to users instead).
    2. Don't get in the way. Make sure it's there when people want it. Don't get too loud and frequent.
    Example. If the user misses a notification, it should be okay. If the user doesn't respond, it should decay silently.
    3. Keep it timely. Glass is a very right-now device. Deliver data in the moment and keep it up to date. A real-time notification system is provided. You want to respond right away as a dev.
    Example. You want the email that happens just now, not a week ago.
    4. Avoid the unexpected. You want to be transparent to the user.
    Example. Don't push notifications about updates to your service.

    March 20, 2013

  • Zane

    Hey everybody thanks for coming. Here are some links and notes from tonight. We'll be in touch soon with updates on the next meetup.

    All of the data on Glass is presented through “timeline cards” that can include text, images, rich HTML, video, “bundles” (sets of cards that users can navigate using their voice or the touchpad on the side of Glass) and let users subscribe to Glass services. Multiple cards can be linked together with a single timeline ID.

    March 20, 2013

  • Adam

    Band practice on Wednesdays.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry...other obligations on Wednesdays now.

    March 14, 2013

  • Zane

    Just saw the demo of the google glass API at SXSW today! Looks pretty awesome! We can finally start talking about specifics.

    2 · March 11, 2013

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