GlassCast: The New Open Source Streaming Solution for Google Glass

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Google Glass functions great when it comes to providing you with small chunks of information quickly.  With that being said, one of the most loved things about Google Glass is the camera. The camera is a simple feature, but one that provides people with a way to capture awesome pictures in seconds.

Awesome pictures aren’t the only thing that can be taken with the camera. Awesome video can be captured as well. People are capturing awesome video content using Google Glass all the time. The only thing that’s really lacking when it comes to the camera and video is streaming solutions.

There’s only a few streaming services available for Google Glass right now. While quickly being able to capture photos and video is very handy, people would love to be able to stream on certain occasions. The problem is that there is a lack of streaming solutions available. But, that might change soon due to a new open source glassware.

GlassCast is an open source glassware. GlassCast helps you broadcast video directly from your Google Glass. The cool thing is that since it is open source, the project can be rebuilt to meet your own needs and can even be changed into a completely new application.

GlassCast can be implemented into any application you’re already working on, or you can even create a livestream service based on GlassCast and KickFlip. GlassCast has (mostly) complete documentation on how to set up GlassCast and how to implement it into your project. GlassCast is completely free. The only thing that is a requirement is an account with Kickflip, which is the SDK that was used to build the application.

I’m not a developer, but I thought this was a really cool glassware / sdk and wanted to share it. Hopefully some of you developers out there can start playing around with this and create some interesting streaming apps or services. It’s free, so there’s no reason not to tamper with it if you have the knowledge (and time).

Anyway, to check out GlassCast head on over to Github. On Github, you will find the information and documentation you need to get started. Like I said before, the documentation is MOSTLY complete, so there are a few things missing.