Turn Your Awesome Music Blog Into A Google Glass App For Free
If you're creating and distributing great content every day, then you're just minutes away from creating a Google Glass app of your own. SimpleWing recently launched to allow easy app creation using posts by email or an RSS feed. It's a simple process. There's a free option. So read this post and go forth into the future!
I've known about SimpleWing's Google Glass app creation service for a couple of days but it wasn't till I saw how easy it was to get started that I suddenly became very excited. Not in a perverse manner, mind you, but thrilled in a totally geeky way. I didn't expect this kind of service to be available so soon.
The whole process appears very simple with a short application form and a brief faq all on one page. To get there you simply login in from the homepage using a Gmail account and giving some permissions that don't seem overly intrusive. Then you're ready to fill out the form and wait a few days for confirmation.
SimpleWing is inviting everybody from magazines to bloggers. If you're not producing daily content, this may not be a good fit, but an active music or record label blog with news, audio and video would probably be ideal.
One channel is free up with up to 10 posts a day, 5 in the morning and 5 in the evening. You're able to post by email or RSS feed which is kind of funny if, like me, you've been reading about the death of both those communication/publishing tools for the last five or so years.
Hamich McKenzie has a bit more info:
"[SimpleWing] takes RSS feeds and automatically converts them into news 'cards' that live on the platform. When a Glass user is flicking through the cards by swiping the frame above his right temple, he can stop on a particular story (usually displayed as a headline overlaid on a picture) and have it read out loud. Or, if it’s just pictures, he can swipe through them at will."
You can see from the short list of available apps that National Geographic is about the artiest thing on offer. So a cool combo of audio, video, pics and short blog posts might be just the thing to entertain those early adopters among the two to eight thousand individuals who currently have or are expecting their own pair of Google Glasses.
SimpleWing is a proejct of Silica Labs, who've decided to bring us the future a bit earlier than expected.
Hypebot Senior Contributor Clyde Smith (@fluxresearch/@crowdfundingm) also blogs at Flux Research and Crowdfunding For Musicians. To suggest topics for Hypebot, contact: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.