Google wants to make its wearable not only a consumer-friendly device, but also best for business wishing to take advantage of technology.
Earlier this year, Google announced ‘Glass for Work’ program for developers with an aim to encourage the development of business apps. The initiative was meant to bring Google Glass and business together and now a number of companies have teamed up with the giant to serve the customers in a better way.
The giant announced the first five partners for the program and the companies are APX Labs, Augmedix, CrowdOptic, GuidiGo, and Wearable Intelligence. These firms have varied focuses and covers the areas of health-care, live broadcasts, and manufacturing. It’ll be going to be a smart course for Google because these companies cover some of the less exciting ideas around Glass.
The mentioned companies are certified to develop Glass apps for professional and business use. These firms belong to different business and professional industries and Google has officially launched the program. Its all about one thing that how explorers from these industries will use Glass to drive their businesses forward.
APX Labs is working on a business app called ‘Skylight’ for Glass which gives workers hands-free, real-time access to company data. AugMedix offers a service that gives doctors access to patient’s medical records and the ability to update them in real-time with Glass.
CrowdOptic builds context-aware apps for the medical, entertainment and sports industries. It uses wearable and mobile to detect significant broadcast events. GuidiGo is working on apps for cultural institutions and museums using Glass.
Wearable Intelligence develops communications, training, workflow, and data access Glassware solutions for the manufacturing, health-care and energy industries. These companies are eligible for listing and co-branding on the Glass at Work Website.
There are both positives and negatives of Google Glass as for some it’s an outstanding technology while for others it’s just a wastage of money. The stories of Google Glass helping out in medical schools and surgeries have brought a lot of positive notes to the device.
Google doesn’t say anything about to what extent it’ll be working with these companies, but it clarifies that the Glass will come with some better uses.