Here comes the Google Glass photographer

By , May 27, 2013

Google Glass photographer

Although I haven’t yet convinced iDB’s own Sebastien Page to buy me a Google Glass, I’m a big fan of the Internet giant’s augmented-reality eyewear. But just like the majority of respondents in our non-scientific poll, I too would rather wear Apple’s rumored iWatch over Google’s wearable gizmo.

The biggest problem with Glass, as I see it, is social rather than technical. With that in mind, here’s something you could be seeing real soon: the Google Glass photographer.

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First thing that comes to mind: there’s going to be a lot of arrests due to Glassholes, as opponents mockingly refer to the Glass-toting folks. To those wondering about the tune: it’s original work by the guy wearing a Glass for this video.

In other Glass news, developer James Rundquist has come up with a nice little application called Glass Nest that lets you control the Nest thermostat with your face.

The software lets you set your Nest to away mode, control the temperature and perform other functions via your Glass. As a bonus, it’ll automatically wake Nest up upon arriving home.

Glass Nest

When I showed Google Nest to Sebastien, his instant reaction was like, “I wanna do this from my iWatch.”

Oh, and Google last week released an official Glass software development kit that lets third-parties write offline apps for the device. Shortly after, Glass apps from CNN, Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, CNN, Elle and Tumblr launched.

Twitter is especially interesting.

Its Glass app, as you could imagine, supports interactions with your mentions and direct messages, though it’s primarily focused on easy photo sharing because taking photos is one of the killer Glass apps.

Twitter for Google Glass

Last, but not the least, adult app developer MiKandi confirmed to ZDNet that it’s making a Google Glass porn app.

Here’s a slightly NSFW promo.

Taking it all in, Glass clearly has some potential.

However, unless we as a society come up with new social norms governing the use of devices like the Glass, someone is going to slap Google with a massive privacy lawsuit.

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  • Boss

    What’s everyone’s thoughts on these Google Glasses?

    • http://twitter.com/patrickw1995 Patrick

      looks and seems pretty cool don’t know about the privacy intrusion Google is doing but overall i would prefer to wear apple ones if apple had made them

    • ReanimationXP

      Useless fad that makes you look like a dick in public, just like bluetooth headsets.

  • Dan

    I think it’s a really nice gadget, but I wouldn’t see myself using it on a regular basis. Imo, it doesn’t offer anything that warrants spending 1500$. Also I can imagine that some people would be uncomfortable while interacting with you, understandably so. Only time will tell if this decide becomes common use.

    • Joseph

      The price is due to it being a development device at the moment anyways.

      • Dan

        yeah I know, but even if it did go down to 500$, I wouldn’t find it justified

      • Joseph

        It really depends on the actual price and the software that gets added. The software (and not only the OS in this scenario) make up the product, after all.

  • Dani Hayes

    So what does this have to do with Apple?? Great story by iDB.

    • Marcus

      Apple’s version of this is rumoured to be a watch. Read it all next time.

      • seyss

        so the Apple’s version of Glasses is a Watch?

        nice logic

      • Anthony Antunez

        No Apple’s version of wearable technology is a smart watch.
        See how logic actually works?

    • http://twitter.com/aidanharris1 ✪ aidan harris ✪

      This has been asked and answered before so pay attention! iDB is a site that reports on the jjailbreaking of APPLE devices and APPLE related news. As a result of this it is in their best interest to report on APPLES competitors in order for a comparison to be drawn with what APPLE is doing themselves. Understood?

      • Dani Hayes

        Really?? When was the last time you “reported” about Oppo, Huawei, Nokia, Toshiba, etc…?? All make products that are and competitors of Apple. idownloadblog: iPhone, iPad, iOS. Nothing mentions anything else. It’s like going to an Italian restaurant and being offered a taco or sushi. Understood??

  • Sentry

    Watched the google glass photographer video the other day, freaking hilarious.

  • Om Soni

    HILARIOUS. :D

  • Dady King

    Just imagine .. Couple having sex and son came in between with google glass .. Record it n shared to twitter .. Cool.. Privacy will be explored big time !! Every coin got two sides.. So but obvious positive and negative fact will have to face as a user..

  • Girish

    THATS DAMN UGLY TO WEAR AROUND

  • http://twitter.com/aidanharris1 ✪ aidan harris ✪

    To clarify further if the other person had looked they’d have found this on iDB’s About page:

    “iDownloadBlog (iDB) was founded in May 2008 as a weblog focused on delivering jailbreak information, Apple news, reviews, editorials as well as guides and tutorials about the iPhone, iPad, and everything iOS. While the main focus is Apple, iDB sometimes covers major industry-related events and companies that play in the same space as Apple’s, including, Google, Microsoft, etc…”

    • Dave

      I think the guy was just having a bad day and wanted to moan about something.