Telstra builds Google Glass app for 2014 AFL season

Are you a footy fan who's anticipating buying Google Glass when it launches? Then Telstra has you covered.

In a Venn diagram of "AFL fans" and "people likely to buy Google Glass", we'd have assumed that the intersection would have been quite small.

Scores in real time at the game. (Credit: Telstra)

Apparently, Telstra disagrees. It's teamed up with Aussie app developer Seventh Beam to create a Google Glass app called AFL Glassware.

The app is designed for people watching the game live and will allow fans to tune into game commentary via Glass' built-in ear piece or choose to have it translated into text via the optical head-mounted display.

Scores and game stats will be updated live throughout the games and shown on the Glass display, as well.

Of course, there's no reason you'd only use the app when at the stadium — you could log in to check matches in real time if you weren't able to watch on TV. We imagine it could spice up boring family events without anyone being the wiser.

Telstra is claiming this to be Australia's first dedicated sports app for Google Glass, and who are we to argue?

The app will be available for the 2014 AFL season, and Google Glass is scheduled to be made available to the general populace sometime next year.

Pre-game. (Credit: Telstra)
 

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