We may not yet see people walking around with Google Glass except for few lucky selected geeks but Google is prepping up for mass-scale launch of Google Glass soon. When it does gets mainstream, it’s very important to have enough apps to support it and enhance the wearable tech experience.
Google Glass apps also called “Glassware” are trickling and Facebook today announced official Facebook for Google Glass at the Google I/O event currently happening in New York.
Facebook for Google Glass ‘glassware’ allows people to share photos from Google Glass, with friends and others on Facebook.
Facebook Mobile Product Manager Erick Tseng wrote about the app for Glass in a public post:
I’m really excited to announce today’s launch of Facebook for Google Glass. Built by Facebook, this app allows you to upload photos from Google Glass directly to your Facebook Timeline. You can also add an optional photo description, just by speaking it.
We look forward to exploring Facebook experiences across new types of mobile devices. This is only a first step. You can find out more about our app here: facebook.com/help/googleglass, and about Google Glass here: google.com/glass.
The core design aspect of the app seems to be focused on what Facebook is predominantly all about – Sharing and to share what you see. The app can be accessed in the MyGlass section of Google Glass. People can access the Facebook app on MyGlass and enable it by turning the app “On”. Take a photo as they normally would on Google Glass and swipe across to see Facebook audience cards. This allows them to share with friends and others on Facebook, in addition to Google+ contacts and circles. Photos shared with Facebook will appear on the News Feed with a tag line ‘via Google Glass’.
This might all turn a bit sci-fi for most of us but it’s just a matter of time when it becomes a mainstream gadget lapped by millions and flood images on our timelines.