Google suggest Glass wearers be polite and offer demonstrations to possibly win over the wary. Glass fans were advised it is proper to follow the same rules set down for smartphone use in businesses.
Google also advised against wearing Glass while playing impact sports; or being foolish enough to think the eyewear won’t draw attention. The “do” list included venturing about, using voice commands, asking permission to take pictures, and employing screen locks to prevent use if Glass is lost or stolen. Google last month unveiled a partnership with US vision insurer VSP to make prescription Glass and to reimburse some of the costs under health benefits. Which is in a test phase with a small number of “explorers” ahead of a wider release sometime this year. Glass connects to the internet using Wi-Fi hotspots or, more typically, by being wirelessly tethered to mobile phones. Pictures or video are may be shared through the Google Plus social network. During the testing phase, developers are creating apps for the eyewear, which can range from getting weather reports to sharing videos to playing games.
Google Goggles is a downloadable image recognition application created by Google which can currently be found on the Mobile Apps page of Google Mobile. It is used for searches based on pictures taken by handheld devices.Google Goggles was developed for use on Google’s Android operating systems for mobile devices. While initially only available in a beta version for Android phones, Google announced its plans to enable the software to run on other platforms, notably iPhone and BlackBerry devices. Google has not discussed a non-handheld format. On 5 October 2010, Google announced availability of Google Goggles for iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 4.0. Google product manager Shailesh Nalawadi indicated that Google wants Goggles to be an application platform, much like Google Maps, not just a single product. They are currently working on developing an API for Goggles, once they determine what shape it should take. They are currently discussing API ideas with outside developers.
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