Since Photos Are Boring Without Filters, Glassagram Will Spice Up Your Google Glass Pics

Posted: May 7, 2013 in Apps, Media, Mobile
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20130507-085541.jpg. Thanks to Instagram, we rarely see photos taken
from camera phones without some type of filter on it.
Even Twitter’s photo service uses Aviary to drop an
earthy overlay or black-and-white treatment onto your
digital masterpiece. Google Glass users aren’t going
to be left out of this craze thanks to an app aptly named Glassagram. Again, this is the type of app that we’re seeing early
on, consisting of the very basics that consumers will
look for when thinking about whether Glass is a
device for them, once they become available to the
general public. Adding filters to photos is pretty consumery. Once you sign up for Glassagram, you simply share a
photo with the service, then a card is sent back to
your Glass timeline with all of your filtered options: The timeline card is going to be a main component in
every Glass app that we see, as it will be the primary
way for users to interact with what they’re seeing. For
now, options like “share” are all we have, but I could
see a day where more advanced controls like editing
could be available. Something like Glassagram would be a perfect case for this. Once you get your options, simply scroll your way
through them and reshare the one that tickles your
fancy. It looks like you’ll get five different filtered
options for your photo. The nice part about this is that
it’s all done through the Glass UI, so you don’t need
your phone or the web to do anything: Technological marvel? No. Handy app and an
example of what’s to come from Glass developers?
Yes. As I’ve been speaking with members of the Glass
community, I’ve learned that quite a few companies
are starting to look at the device to develop their own
official apps, like Twitter. There seems to be interest
in the developers who are getting a head start in the
Explorer program from the companies, as well. This means that those poking around the Mirror API to
figure out everything they can do might be able to
land themselves a sweet job focusing on the device
specifically. Will a company like Facebook dedicate a small team
to figuring out the right experience for its users on
Glass? It’s a safe bet that they will. Until then, we get
to enjoy these small, but evolutionary, apps coming
from Glass explorers. It feels like the early days of
another platform.


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