Mike Szczys · Apr 17, 2013 at 05:30 pm

Google Glass API (Called Mirror) Available Now!

Want to write an app for Google Glass? If you think you’ve got to wait for the wearable computer to ship you’re wrong. You can start right now because Google just released the Mirror API used to develop Google Glass software.

If you can’t wait to get your code on, they’ve got you covered with two quick start options: one using Java and the other using Python. This begins by wading into the Google services settings interface to enable the API and set up a secret key for yourself. I would describe what the finished demo looks like but their link has been giving me a 500 server error, which I would assume is because most XDA members are already hammering away trying to load the page.

Getting your app in before anyone else has a chance will all but ensure universal adoption by all new Glass users, right? Obviously popularity is all about the usefulness of the application. My plan is to make my way through the API overview page which includes four quick videos describing the mains points of the development system: timelines, menus, subscriptions, contacts, and locations. More details of each can be found in the Developer Guide section (here’s the link for Timelines) which includes code examples with convenient tabs to switch between HTTP, Java, or Python syntax. Have fun!


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