Google Glass developer events planned for NYC and San Francisco in the coming weeks

Augmented reality, Google, Tech Digest news

Google_Glass_detail.jpgGoogle have announced plans to hold two separate developer conferences in the US for Google Glass, their wearable augmented reality headset.

Open to developers who signed up for the $1,500 developer edition of the Project Glass glasses, the events are to be held at the Google headquarters in San Francisco over January 28 and 29 and New York over February 1 and 2.

Though the events come at short notice for those developers looking to get involved, there’s the very exciting promise that each team that attends will “have a device to use while on-site.”

Developers at the two day events will be giving tips on how best to use the Google Glass Mirror API, which “gives you the ability to exchange data and interact with the user over REST,” according to Google. Babak Parviz who is heading up the Google Glass project said that the company are also working on a cloud-based API that will allow developers to integrate their Android apps into Google Glass.

Space is thought to be incredibly limited at the events, so if you’re a developer looking to get involved you’ll need to register by Friday 18 January at 4pm PT. Those accepted will receive a confirmation letter with terms and conditions prior to the event.

A Juniper Research paper today has suggested that wearable devices and smart glasses may reach sales of 70 million by 2017.

Google Glass is a work-in-progress project from the search giants, aiming to offer a head-mounted display that uses augmented reality glasses with a mobile data connection to overlay context-aware information onto the world around you through the lenses. Running off the Android OS, the hope for Google Glass is to offer hands-free access to actions currently available through mobile devices, such as email and calendar alerts, travel and contact information and more.

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Gerald Lynch
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