Tech Tuesday – Google Glass as a Tour Guide
The real potential of Google Glass involves making it possible to receive contextually relevant information on the go, without having to pull a phone out of a pocket or do much else to gather it. A new Kickstarter project from South African tourism software startup Tourism Radio makes perfect sense in that context, as it aims to liberate pocket guides from the pocket entirely with the help of Glass. -TechCrunch
Tourism Radio, a startup from South Africa, is already making splashes in Google Glass applications before Glass is even available worldwide. Their plan is to make Google Glass a virtual tour guide. The idea is for Glass to pull up relevant information as you travel through, in this case, Cape Town, South Africa. This idea brings exploring the world to a whole new level. Gone are the days of pocket maps and hard to understand tour guides. You want to get somewhere? Tell Glass. What building is that in front of you? Ask Glass. Hungry? Eat Glass…no, don’t eat Glass, please. Anyway, you get my point, no need for anything to get in the way of you and your experience of a new place. Not to mention Glass is now your camera to take stills as well as videos (with geo tagging), that way when you get home you can show family and friends what you did and where you did it.
I have been reading a lot about Google Glass over the past year and I have recently come to one conclusion. Google, you need to make an action version of Glass. I’m talking waterproof, shockproof, the whole shebang . That would be awesome.
PS- Tourism Radio, If you need help programming the “Tour of North Providence” Google Glass app I can lend a hand. I figure once your done with the Cape Town app you would be working on the Rhode Island one next, right? I mean why not. Remember, we have T Swift now!