Finally, some more details have been revealed about third-party app integrations with Google Glass. Sean Hollister of The Verge
an article about the Google Glass developer panel at SXSWi
"...the company's showing off some of the first third-party software integrated into Glass — all using the same card-like interface to position short bursts of useful information in your peripheral vision, and Google's Mirror API to pull down the data."
Google showed how Gmail
, New York Times
), and Path
all had Glass integrations. Gmail's integration can be configured to only pull "important" emails as designated by Gmail's Priority Inbox
, and allows you to respond to emails right from Glass.New York Times Integration (Photo: The Verge)Path Integration (Photo: The Verge)Google to Developers: "Don't Get In The Way"TechCrunch
also covered the event
, and pointed out that Google is setting some ground rules for developers around keeping notifications relevant and avoiding excessive content that could be too annoying or distracting.
"[Glass Apps] shouldn’t, for example, show full news stories but only headlines, as everything else would be too distracting. For longer stories, developers can always just use Glass to read text to users.(Photo: The Verge)Read the full article (and more photos): Google shows off The New York Times on Project Glass, and integration with Gmail, Evernote, and PathRelated:
Essentially, developers should make sure that they don’t annoy users with too many notifications and the data they send to Glass should always be relevant. Developers should also make sure that everything that happens on Glass should be something the user expects, said Jordan. Glass isn’t the kind of device, he said, where a push notification about an update to your app makes sense."