Google I/O, the annual conference for developers held last Wednesday at Moscone Center in San Francisco, served as a perfect platform to showcase the much-anticipated Google Glass to developers, although the keynote this year barely mentioned the Glass.
Day 2 was filled with discussions about Google Glass last Friday, and developers are already scrambling to launch viable apps for the revolutionary device. The whole-day series of sessions was raking in attendance, and even filled up the overflow room and other vacant spaces within the area.
During the sessions, Google released a number of high-profile companies that have pledged to support the new technology and develop significant apps to Glass. Senior Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan said, “We are all collectively figuring out what the best experience is with Glass”, according to a news article.
Facebook is one of the apps showcased during a demo in the conference’s “Developing for Glass” session. The Facebook app will enable the Glass wearer to snap photos and share them with friends real-time. Twitter brought much of its functionality to Glass, by giving the user a platform to send and receive tweets, and send photos and links. Google+ is also in on the action, including the capability to use the Hangouts feature.
Other famous apps to be made available in Google Glass include CNN, Evernote, and Elle Magazine. All of the apps mentioned during the conference are already available for current Google Glass owners — mostly developers — through the Glass setup page.