Getting Google Glass

Google GlassGoogle announced the winners of those who are accepted into the Glass Explorer program and we are lucky to have been invited into the program.

I received notification at 2:24am EDT this morning on the application I submitted via Google+ named Jew Glass. Google said, "Hi Barry, thanks for applying! We'd like to invite you to join our #glassexplorers program. We'll be sending you a private message with more details in the coming weeks -- keep an eye on our stream at Project Glass."

Here is a screen capture of it:

Getting Google Glass

What was our proposal? Like I said, Jew Glass. Since we are the premier Jewish app developer for iPhone Jewish apps and Android Jewish apps (we also build non-Jewish apps), I'd figure we can come up with some interesting and useful ways to integrate Glass into the typical daily Jewish life. What were some of our ideas?

Of course things like prayer times, directions to synagogues, taking pictures on some festive Jewish holiday and calling your child on his/her Jewish birthday. But there are many ideas we have and we are incredibly excited to be part of the explorers project with Google Glass.

Here is our picture proposal on some of those concepts:

Jew Google Glass Concept

We will keep you posted on our progress, if allowed by NDA, but do expect some revolutionary ideas on how we can integrate technology into everyday Jewish life.

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posted by A. Chris Turner on: Mar 28, 2013 03:39pm

Congratulations on being selected Barry!

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Mar 28, 2013 03:40pm

Thank you.

posted by AnneHaynes on: Mar 28, 2013 04:16pm

Congrats Barry! You are one of the lucky ones and I'm sure you doing an awesome job showcasing the technology!

posted by on: Mar 28, 2013 05:36pm

I had an invite, but it was removed for some reason, i would have totally brainstormed with for awesome ways to use glass for jewish life...

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Mar 28, 2013 05:56pm

Google revoked your invite?

posted by on: Mar 28, 2013 06:07pm

It appeared that way. It turns out it was just marked as spam, so the comment disappeared. There is a thread I shared on your goolge plus page about it.

posted by on: Mar 28, 2013 06:09pm

Its too bad we didnt have it this year for Sfiras haomer. I always forget... glass would be a perfect tool for that. I would also love to see kidush levana where you can see the bracha scrolling as you look at the moon.

posted by on: Mar 28, 2013 06:14pm

I have no reason to think it wasnt valid.

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Mar 28, 2013 06:08pm

Yea, but was your submission not valid?

posted by Miklin SEO on: Apr 3, 2013 11:43pm

SO this is super awesome! It's always nice to see a member of the tribe in SEO!

posted by Barry Schwartz on: Apr 12, 2013 06:01pm

Thanks for the heads up. Hope all is well.

posted by on: Apr 12, 2013 06:00pm

Sounds cool. BTW: this blog post didn't show up in my RSS feed, which I believe is news.rss Artscroll is the last RSS entry.