Google wants to make Google Glass not only a consumer-friendly device, but also ideal for business wishing to take advantage of a unique approach to improve their work culture.
Today, Google announced “Glass for Work” initiative for developers, to encourage the creation of business apps in order to serve the customers in a better way and achieve business goals. The program aims to bring the Glass and business together and even, a number of companies have already teamed up with enterprise software developers.
The Mountain View Company wrote on the official blog, “In the last year we’ve seen our Explorers use Glass in really inspiring and practical day-to-day ways. Something we’ve also noticed and are very excited about is how Explorers are using Glass to drive their businesses forward.”
Explorers are the people who signed up to test the device
Several third party apps have already made their way. Patrick Jackson, an Explorer, developer and firefighter has developed one app to help firefighters with building navigation.
Google quoted about the Washington Capitals and Schlumberger that are at the forefront of exploring new possibilities with the Glass.
“The Washington Capitals partnered with APX Labs to create a fan experience where real time stats, instant replay and different camera angles are all brought directly to Capitals fans via Glass. Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company, partnered with Wearable Intelligence and is using Glass to increase safety and efficiency for their employees in the field.”
Google Glass boasts 5MP camera for taking pictures with 720p video capture. It features 12GB of memory, and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth for connectivity. However, it costs $1500, and it’s a bit high, restricting people to try it out.
Please note that the Google Glass and Google at Work program are only available to U.S. developers. The debut for the general public should take place within a year.
Source: Google Glass