The first Explorer Edition of Google Glass has now shipped to developers, allowing for the development of third-party apps for one of the company’s most interesting products. Developers now can make use of Glass’ unique capabilities and deliver content using entirely new interfaces, utilizing Glass’ display as well as voice commands and the headset.
The New York Times, interestingly, has announced its app for Google Glass, making it the first third-party app to be made available for download for Glass owners. The app allows for hourly news updates to appear on the display, and also read off article summaries to users. In addition, users will also be alerted with Breaking News updates. The app also utilizes Glass’ gyrometer for navigating through articles and images on the app by quickly tilting the head.
The NYTimes app is the first of many other similar apps: TechCrunch notes that Evernote and Twitter are also working on apps for Glass.