Now that Google has released the source codes for its revolutionary Google Glass, developers are discovering new features within the code for some cool new features. One of the first is the ability to snap pictures with just a wink, instead of voice command or tapping the side of the glasses.
Interestingly, while this feature is supported in the code, Google Glass is shipped with this feature disabled. Mike DiGiovanni, a Glass developer, unlocks this feature with his Winky app. According to Ars Technica, the app rearranges the priority of a wink gesture within a user’s Glass, where the default mode disregards all wink gestures that Glass detects. The app then “intercepts the wink with a higher priority than anything else”, so any wink gesture will snap a shot on Glass.
Unlike the NY Times app, however, the app is not compiled – a move to protect users’ personal info. Instead, those interested needs to compile and run it as an APK themselves.