Day two of the annual Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco took place yesterday with the big announcements focused on Google Glass and Google+ Games.
Google I/O day 2 heard the announcement of various new apps for Google’s augmented reality glasses, Google Glass, during the “Developing for Glass” session.
At present only two organisations, The New York Times and Path, have third-party apps for Google Glass but now it’s been confirmed that several more are on the way. Dubbed “Glassware” these partner apps will soon be available from the likes of Facebook and Twitter as well as Tumblr, Evernote CNN and Elle magazine.
Twitter for Glass allows users to share photos directly from their headset to their Twitter timeline, automatically tagging the tweet with “Just shared a photo #throughglass”. It will also allow users to receive alerts for mentions, direct messages and custom alerts as well as allowing users to perform the usual reply or retweet activities.
There are some great new features coming to Google Glass which you can hear all about through the Developing for Glass conference. Skip to 32 minutes 45 seconds to hear all about the new Glassware.
Google Play Games
Google also announced that they’ll be killing off Google+ games on 30th June replacing it with the Google Play game services announced on I/O day one.
Fast-forward 10 munites 30 seconds to hear all about Google Play Games. Being a developer conference the video is obviously focused towards developers and developing the Google Play Games platform, but it gives a great overview of what’s to come.
If you’ve got some time to spare you can now access all of the videos of the developer sessions on the Google Developers YouTube channel available via http://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleDevelopers/videos.