Google’s Project Glass, or Google’s augmented reality glasses, I wonder, as propably others, if ANY 3rd party developers will be allowed develop and roll out applications just as they have done with Google’s Android OS, and Google play. There may be liability concerns with applications, and how developers and their users engage in their use. It should be very interesting if 3rd party application developers, any, are allowed to develop and roll out apps. I can think applications will certainly go beyond what pop culture is expecting. If Google allows for any 3rd party applications, with development toolkits and a simulator just as it does for Android OS, it will streach all of our imaginations what the system and its users are capable of.
The list of applications is extensive from your basic set (i.e. checking email) to:
- Partnered with a Lucas Films licensee, use small plastic force feedback sticks, the handle of a light saber and leverage Force Feedback for game play with the glasses for the ‘light’ of the light saber (game)
- Just like there are apps for speed traps, and social network GPS network location check ins, application developers could really be ‘creative’ with this one, and some could similarly border the ‘speed trap’ legality issue.
- And finally, what parts of the spectrum will Google Glass allow the user to detect. I can see, excuse the intended pun, enabling the user, with an app, to view alternate parts of the spectrum, not visible light, and their could be a tremendous set of applications for this last point. If Google doesn’t include it, alternate competitors could, and there is an opportunity. Baby steps.
- The visible spectrum, with a creative application developer, could filter or disect parts of the view-able spectrum, and apply it to specific applications. Polarize me, Scotty!