By Vamien McKalin | May 17, 2013 01:03 PM EDT
Google Glass is currently only available to a select few, but that doesn't mean app developers are not in the mood to release apps for the device despite its small user base. Sooner rather than later, some of the top apps will make their way to Google Glass, but how the developers plan to implement these apps is still a mystery.
Google, in an announcement on Thursday, May 16, said Google Glass will have seven new apps for users to play with. These apps includes Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, CNN, Tumblr, Elle, and the New York Times. At the Google I/O conference, Google dubbed these apps as Glassware. So far, only the New York Times and Path have apps available on Google Glass. The others should hit the Glassware marketplace soon enough.
With Google Glass, it is clear Google is aiming to transform wearable computing devices in the same way it transformed the mobile industry with Android. But this begs the question - what if people wearing Google Glass begin to use it like a smartphone? Such a move could cause major problems on the roads for pedestrians. Because of the likelihood of certain problems coming to life, apps for Google Glass should have limited functionality.
Another thing to note - since a Google Glass would be on your face for most of the time, all apps will require some form of voice control feature for easy navigation. Moreover, we have learnt that developers won't be able to make money from their apps since Google has yet to make that possible. It would be interesting to see how the company allows this, for the traditional way of delivering advertisement might not work here.
As of now, only the early adopters are able to experience what Google has planned for Google Glass. These people paid $1,500 for the privilege, we hope the official price for consumers around the world is more affordable.
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