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Google Shows Off New Twitter, Facebook Apps Available Now For Google Glass
Google has just added apps from Facebook, Twitter, CNN and others for the Google Glass device and showed a preview of them to a packed house in the “Developing for Glass” session at Google I/O.
Several new apps are now available for Android users via the MyGlass app that serves as the Glass’ headquarters:
- Elle magazine
Google’s Timothy Jordan showed off a few of them during today’s session. Based on the screenshots in his presentation, some of these apps/experiences are further along than others.
Facebook On Glass
It sounds for now like the initial Facebook experience on Glass will only support (or primarily support) photo sharing. Jordan didn’t demo any other type of Facebook integration.
Photo sharing to Facebook will support the inclusion of a short text description, and photos can be shared publicly on Facebook, with friends only, or just with yourself.
Twitter On Glass
Twitter’s Glass experience appears to be more complete. Glass owners will be able to receive @mentions and direct messages, and then reply, retweet or favorite those tweets. They can also send direct messages to other Twitter users via Glass. You can’t compose an original text-based tweet, but you can share on original photo-based tweet.
Twitter has a few better screenshots on its blog.
Jordan also previewed Glass experiences from CNN (which focuses on showing users brief news videos), Evernote and Elle magazine.
He said that Google is discussing the best way to enable app discovery for the long-term, but for now the company is using the MyGlass app to offer apps from formal partners.