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Post Google Glass Photos Directly On Facebook Timeline And Twitter Feed

By Ankita Katdare in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps', May 17, 2013.

  1. Ankita Katdare


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    Computer Science
    Though not on the day one, but Google I/O has now been able to tell us enough about Google Glasses, so that we can all go ga-ga over them. Launching their own apps for the Google Glasses, Facebook and Twitter have got their developers to do the needful to get a hang on the eyewear that has held most people out there by awe. So now, along with many major news organizations who have their own apps for the Glass, which has only been made available to developers and a limited selection of "explorers" who paid $1,500 each for it, we have got more facilities for sharing the way we shop or deliver local weather reports or even playi augmented reality games where entire world becomes our canvas.

    The Google Glass connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi hot spots or by wirelessly tethering to mobile phones. And the pictures or videos we capture with it could be, till now, only shared through the Google+ social network. But now, using the Facebook app for the Google Glass, users will be able to directly upload photos taken by the Glass on their Facebook timelines. The dreamy-eyed people among you would love to know that Erick Tseng, head of mobile products at Facebook said in a message posted from the Google developers conference that "You can also add an optional photo description, just by speaking it." Isn't that just gorgeous? Using this Facebook app built just for the Google's yet-to-be released eyewear, Tseng's Facebook page displayed an image that was taken in a jam-packed Glass session at the gathering and was tagged as the first public post to the social network.


    Joining hands-in is another popular micro-blogging service Twitter, who has launched an app for the Google Glass. Shiv Ramamurthi, the engineering manager at Twitter delivered a demo of how users can tweet an image taken from the Google Glass on the go. He gave the picture the hashtag #throughglass. "In addition to sharing photos, you can also keep up with the people you follow on Twitter through notifications," Ramamurthi said. "As always, you can reply to, retweet or favorite these Tweets." Now isn't that something? Sharing couldn't get any more easier than this, or so we think.

    As a part of this project for getting rid of computers or shooing them out of ways in the process of interacting with each other, Google co-founder and chief Larry Page said, "We want to make sure we are building experiences that make people really happy." So, if you're still wondering how to get your hands-on a pair of the Google Glasses, you should know that Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said that is going to take a while before consumer versions become available. Till then, let us know what you think of these apps. Pretty cool, huh?
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Discussion in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps' started by Ankita Katdare, May 17, 2013.