Google just announced a new contest for their ‘Project Glass’ (formerly ‘Google Goggles’) that will allow a select group of contest-winners to try out the device in real-world situations. Until now the device was tested only by Google employees, but the company has unveiled that they are ready to hand out the glasses to a select group of consumers who will aid in the product’s development and to identify first-gen bugs.
Those who want to get their hands on the prototype and become Google’s “Glass Explorers” have until February 27th to submit their applications. This seems like a perfect project for the Hive and between all of the members, I’m sure at least one of us (or all of us working together) could come up with a pretty convincing presentation to get Google’s attention.
The Contest is here:
The ‘FAQ’ is here:
The ‘Terms’ are here:
I’m not even going to attempt to win this by myself, as I’m sure that (between the engineers and programmers among us) there are far better-qualified people in the Hive than me.
However, if we made the application a collaborative process, we might be able to really WOW Google into picking the Hive as product testers.
Anyway, I would be remiss in my duties as your comrade and fellow maker were I to not share this info with the entire group.
I only ask that if any one of you win the contest, you let everyone else participate in the Google Glass experience.
I am available and happy to help if anyone wants to try and shoot a Hive13 application video or has any other ideas,
Better hustle though, we only have a week.