Enterprise Apps for Project Glass Coming Next Year?

June 19, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

There’s a company that specializes in Google apps, that is working on a series of enterprise applications for Google Glass  that should be available either late 2013, or early 2014. That company is Dito. The Co-founder of Dito, Dan McNelis said “We’re in the early stages of developing for Google Glass.”

For those that might have been living under a rock, Google Glass is the latest in wearable technology. Google demoed it at Google I/O 2012, and developers that signed up at I/O 2012 now have their Explorer units to begin developing on. Google has stated that the public launch of Glass will be sometime in late 2013 or early 2014. Around the time Enterprise apps will be available.

McNelis said Dito is developing both “Glassware” or the apps on top of Google’s Mirror API for Glass, and figuring out specific use cases to develop custom apps for Glass. He spoke at the E2 conference in Boston, in which he said that one construction company that is a client is interested in building information modeling, or BIM, applications. He also stated that BIM comprises the process of going from “a whiteboard of what a specific site would like to a 3D model.” McNelis said the benefit of Google Glass’ point-of-view system is that a construction worker could walk around a work site, look at a support column and “confirm through Glass that its in the right place and set at the right angle.”

There are many other examples that we could use for uses of Google Glass. But we already know how great of a technology it is, even if it is a bit before its time. Glass could really change the world, which we are already seeing with the Glass Explorers that have received their Glass already. I’m going to be really interested to see what kind of apps are available when Project Glass launches publicly next year.