Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Google Glass

I can finally talk about this!!!!! Last year Google officially revealed Google Glass with an amazing demonstration during Google I/O . They also opened the registration to whoever wanted to get an early device and be a part of a feedback group for this product. Obviously, I signed up and I got a "number".

Then, early this year, all the Google Glass members got an invitation, if approved, to participate in a 2 day hackaton in New York or San Francisco. I chose New York. All excited I went there ready for everything!

Google NY
And it was amazing! each one of us got a pair of these new Google Glasses so we could create any applications we wanted! Of course, there were lots of restrictions, legal documents to sign, credentials, etc etc in summary the security was really really strong and it makes sense, no body likes leaks specially on this new technology/gadget.

During those 2 days I met great developers ( one of them helped me on developing a demo we presented the second day ), saw amazing ideas, concepts, applications and most of all I got the chance to learn, use and meet the creators of this amazing product. I even had the chance to build and demo an application and I got a new Glass brick this time with the word Pioneer :)

By the end of the second day I was tired and sleepy but really really happy. Just having the feeling of being part of the future, being able to test it out, write some lines of code and see it on the device was something I can't describe.
Google Glass :)
I just wish I could talk about more about the tools, the applications and how we built our applications, but I guess that will have to wait a little bit longer.

Meanwhile, I leave you with this video explaining how does feel using glass and believe me it is a complete different experience :)