Developers who are salivating at the chance to create apps for Google Glass were thrown a (small) bone today. Google released a video presentation of its Google Mirror API, which allows you to build “experiences” for the highly anticipated eyewear.
Google Glass is a headset that projects images into your line of sight, including text messages, photos, and other information. It can also take video and photos from your perspective.
The presentation, called “Building new experiences with Glass,” was first given at the SXSW conference on March 11 by Timothy Jordan, a Google developer advocate. The Google Mirror API is an application programming interface that allows developers to create apps on Google Glass. The company says that you’ll be able to code in any language of your choosing and that if you’ve already developed for YouTube, Drive, or Google+, you should “feel right at home.”
Google Glass most recently made headlines when the company started accepting people into its “Explorer Program.” People in the program can purchase Google Glass for $1,500, to be picked up at, thus far, undisclosed events around the country.
Developers accepted into the program are undoubtedly excited to get their hands on the headset and will be looking for ways to get started on creating for this device.