Tomorrow at 9am, the purchase window of Google Glass will reopen. Google Glass is a new type of information access terminal other than computers, smart phones and tablets. Given its great portability, it may potentially become the most popular terminal in the long run. With its unique software and control system, applications that run on it will have a great deal of new functionality and features. I was excited to hear from Hui Soo that EdLab already bought a pair of Google Glass. It will be great if EdLabbers can think of new products or features that make use of it.
The first thing I thought about Google Glass is how we could include it in our existing products to extend their services and functionality. There can actually be many such cases. For example, we can make Vialogues support Google Glass-based video playback, real-time video streaming and even vocal-based commenting. The swiping pad on the side can be used for fast forwarding and rewinding of a video. The first-person view camera of the glass can be used for recording real time video. And the microphone can be used for vocal-based commenting. The Vialogues application for Google Glass will be able to convert the vocal data into text and post to our server.