Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 09:29 UTC
Google The day has finally come: Google has started shipping Google Glass to the lucky few early adopters. Now that it's shipping, Google has also unveiled a lot more about the API and the specifications of the device itself. While the company had already given out substantial details at earlier occasions, there are still a few surprises here.
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Everything goes through Google
by Shane on Tue 16th Apr 2013 13:54 UTC
Shane
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2005-07-06

Looking at the docs, I see that everything goes through Google's servers.

For example, if I want to display a Timeline item on my Glass device, I need to send a POST request to www.googleapis.com/mirror/v1/timeline. When I interact with Glass, the device reports back to Google, which then sends a response back to my app. Essentially, this is how a Glassware app works:

My Glass Device <-> Google <-> My App

A Glass app is a web application that talks to Google. A Glass app does not actually run locally on the device. Google mediates everything. This is a very closed system, and Google sees everything.

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