Programming Google Glass, 2nd edition

Build Great Glassware Apps with the Mirror API and GDK



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AuthorEric Redmond
PublisherThe Pragmatic Programmers
Published2015
Pages250
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaper book / ebook (PDF)
ISBN-101941222188
ISBN-139781941222188
EBook Hardcover Paperback

This is your all-inclusive guidebook for programming Glassware. You'll learn the nuances of the Mirror API and the recently released GDK as you build example applications: a restaurant finder, blogging app, Glass stats monitor, party animator, QR code reader, video game, and more.

You'll jump right in with a fun application that leverages the power of the Mirror API web service, Google's server-side interface for creating Glassware. You'll deploy and support users with OAuth, managing their timelines with cards and menu items. You'll create callable services for geolocation tracking, change notifications, and custom menu options. You'll also learn some optical-display design basics.

In Part 2, new in this edition, you'll learn how to program a more immersive experience using the GDK, Google's extension to Android for Glass. You'll populate the Glass timeline with static and live cards, where you can richly interact with the Glass hardware. You'll create an animation application (with balloons!), and move onto more advanced apps using the camera and real-time rendering. You'll learn how to hack and debug your Glass, and you'll see how to turn existing applications into Glassware.


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