Three Well-Known Travel Apps Launch On Google Glass


If Google Glass is going to gain widespread consumer acceptance, it’s going to happen on the strength of the apps that are available for it.

So with Google re-opening Glass sales earlier this week, it’s surely not a coincidence that the company just announced that three well known companies in the travel and hospitality space have new Glass apps: Foursquare, OpenTable and TripIt.

The Foursquare app offers local search on Glass, plus check-ins (which is odd since Foursquare recently announced that check-ins are moving to its new Swarm app).

OpenTable’s app adds a new “OK Glass, make a reservation” voice command and then lets you look for nearby restaurants and make reservations via Glass.

The TripIt app brings many of the same travel planning and organizing features to Glass — available tools depend on whether you have a regular or pro TripIt account.

There’ll be more big names bringing travel apps to Google Glass soon: Starwood Hotels has already previewed its app and Destinia, a major European online travel site, is planning to launch an app called Hotel Near Me.

Related Topics: Channel: Mobile Marketing | Google: Glass | Top News


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  • RyanMJones

    Has anybody had any success with these apps? I updated Google Glass today, installed the apps, but neither are working.

    Tripit sends a card, that says “tap to confirm” but tapping does nothing.

    Open table says it’s installed on my portal, but it doesn’t do anything. There’s no voice prompt showing up.

    I’ve tried re-installing the apps and restarting glass, but they don’t appear to work.

  • Matt McGee

    Haven’t had time to install and try any of them yet, Ryan.

  • RyanMJones

    update: it took over a day, but openTable showed up on my glass.

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