Google unleashes a slew of new Glass apps
Getting sporty, musical, and educated, the tech giant makes 11 new Glassware apps available on its computer-enabled spectacles.
Google is steadily increasing Google Glass' cache of apps. The company announced Tuesday that it has made 11 new apps available on the device, including Shazam, Duolingo, Livestream, Runtastic, and more.
A handful of the new Glassware apps are exercise and sports focused, like 94Fifty Basketball, which helps people with their shots; Runtastic, which assists users with fitness goals; Zombies Run, which helps runners keep going; and Goal.com, which lets users keep up to date with the World Cup and other soccer events.
Besides Shazam, which debuted for Glass in the UK on Monday, there are a couple of other music-oriented apps. The Livestream app lets users broadcast live video, and musiXmatch recognizes music and shows users song lyrics.
Other apps that Google rolled out to Glass on Tuesday include The Guardian newspaper, Duolingo language learning, GuidiGo city tour guide, and Starchart, which lets users map the night's stars, planets, and constellations.
In addition to the 11 new apps, the cooking-centric AllTheCooks app also got an overhaul. Other Glassware that recently became available on the device include Foursquare, Tripit, and OpenTable.
A Google spokesperson told CNET that in the last six months the number of Glassware apps in the MyGlass app store has grown by 80 percent.
Google Glass is the company's foray into wearable computing. The device comes in the form of eyeglasses that let wearers record video, take photos, chat, get directions, look up facts on the Web, and more.
Glass arrived on the market for the general public in May. Users can add the new Glassware to their devices through the MyGlass app.