The best place to find apps to sideload on Google Glass

Want to get more out of Glass by sideloading apps, but unsure where to find the apps to load? Look no further.

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The official list of apps, or Glassware, as Google refers to it, on the Glass Web site offers a decent list of services. But it doesn't go far enough for those Glass Explorers who want to get the most out of Glass, especially with apps starting to show up that are built with the official GDK to take advantage of some of the core features in Glass.

Explorers can browse through the Glass Community forums looking for developers who want feedback on beta versions of apps, or they can turn to a shared Google Drive spreadsheet, which lists over 50 different apps for Glass.

Most of the Glassware listed on this spreadsheet is still under development and likely to suffer from bugs and various issues, but it's a good indication of just how creative developers are getting with Glass. All of the apps have to be sideloaded on Glass. For those Explorers who aren't sure exactly what this is, or how to do it, this post will walk you through the process. It's more intimidating than it really should be, and once you get it all set up you can install Glassware with just a few keystrokes.

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The Glassware listed includes apps for trying to help you drive safer, creating memes, controlling basic services on Glass (such as Wi-Fi), helping you frame a photo before giving the photo command (or winking).

You can view and add the spreadsheet to your Google Drive account by following this link.

Find something on the list that completely changes how you view and/or use Glass? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

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Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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