Top 5 Google Glass Glassware (Apps) of September 2014

At the end of every month, I like to create a top 5 list of the best apps that came out that month. September just ended, so today we are compiling a list of the top apps that were released in September of 2014. There were a lot of good apps released in September, and deciding which ones to put on this list was pretty difficult.

Anyway, below you will find a list of 5 great apps that are worth checking out.

5) Hangman for Google Glass

hangman

I’m sure most of you have played the classic Hangman before, but for those of you who don’t know what it is. Hangman is a game where someone writes down a word (you don’t know the word), and you guess which letters are in the word. Each time you guess a letter wrong a body part is drawn onto a stick figure. If the stick figure gets completed, then you lose. If you can guess all the letters in a word or guess the word correctly before the stick figure gets completed, then you win.

Hangman for Google Glass is basically the same game, but you’re limited to guessing words from a category of animals.

Official Description:

Hangman is the ultimate word guessing game developed for Glass. This exciting and addictive game on Glass allows players to guess the letters and words in the category of animals by saying them out aloud. Players can now enjoy the classic hangman experience with paper pencil style depictions of the drawing. So are you prepared to activate those brain tissues and decipher the words as you go?

The reason I’ve put this game / app in the 5th spot is because, while Hangman is a fun game, it’s not something you’re going to play on a regular basis. I know people enjoy Hangman for Google Glass, but I can only see people playing it when they literally can’t think of anything else to do.

4) ViewTube for Google Glass

ViewTube

Google Glass has had a Youtube app for a while now, but it only helps you upload videos from Google Glass and that’s it. With ViewTube, you can actually search for videos on Youtube and watch them. Viewtube also lets you multitask. You can play something using ViewTube, swipe away from ViewTube, and interact with other apps while ViewTube is still running in the background.

Official Description:

Search for YouTube content and view it directly on Glass as well as listen to content while multitasking with other Glassware. With ViewTube, you can continue listening to content in the background while interacting with other Glassware by simply swiping away from ViewTube. The seamless experience allows one to return from listening to viewing content by moving back to ViewTube at anytime. Other features supported in ViewTube are controls for fast forward, rewind and pause.

The reason ViewTube is listed as number four and not higher is because it’s one of those apps that kills the battery. Don’t get me wrong, the app is wonderful and that’s why I’m putting on this list. At the same time, Google Glass already has bad battery life and watching videos only makes it worse. Despite the massive battery consumption, it’s an application worth having and I’m sure you’ll use it, just not that often.

3) Sky Map

Sky Map

Sky Map is an augmented reality app that is very similar to Star Chart. Sky Map outlines constellations, and displays names for numerous stars and planets on Google Glass. It’s pretty darn awesome.

Official Description:

Sky Map for Glass provides a window into the sky. Look at stars, constellations, or planets to see their names or try searching for a heavenly body and let Sky Map help you locate it.

While this application isn’t unique, it’s an app that you definitely have to try. It encourages exploration of the sky and it’s actually quite educational. It’s one of those apps that you’ll find yourself showing to your friends. Overall, Sky Map is a very cool, educational app that you’ll want to play with all the time and that’s why I added it to this list.

2) BikeFinder

BikeFinder

A surprising amount of people use bikes as their primary means of transportation. BikeFinder is an application for Google Glass that targets that group.

BikeFinder helps users find bike sharing stations near them via a simple voice command. BikeFinder not only helps users find bike sharing stations, but it also helps them keep track of their borrowed bike, and their speed. The app even lets users know when they need to return the bike. Also, users can report incidents to different services and other users via the app.

Official Description:

So, that’s the end of this top apps list. Above are what I consider to be the top apps of September. You may disagree with some of my choices, and that’s fine. As always, you are free to submit your own top apps list down below. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did, then definitely share it with your friends!

The reason I listed this app as number two is because I like the idea and the service behind it. BikeFinder makes it easy to find bikes to ride, which is awesome. Making things easy also encourages people to participate, so in a way by making finding bikes easier, BikeFinder is encouraging more people to ride bikes. Overall, it’s an app worth installing if you use bike sharing stations regularly or want to ride a bike, but don’t own one.

1) Chords for Google Glass

chords

Chords is an app for Google Glass that helps people find major and minor chords on an instrument. Users can say the command “OK Glass, learn an instrument” followed by the name of a chord to see the chord on the Google Glass display. Besides being displayed the chord, the sound of the chord will also be played. Right now, the app only supports the guitar, but more instruments will be added in the future.

Official Description:

Learn to play Chords on musical instruments. The first version supports chord positions for Guitar. Say a chord name or browse all the major and minor chords. If you are a singer, you can use the Glassware as a pitch finder since it plays the chord sound.

I decided to place this app as number one, because it’s a very unique and useful one. Chords for Google Glass can’t fully teach someone how to play an instrument. With that being said, it can definitely be a handy tool for someone when they first start learning how to play an instrument. Really, this app may not be interesting to a majority of you, but the combination of uniqueness and usefulness that this app has makes it worth featuring.

Conclusion

So, that’s the end of this top apps list. Above are what I consider to be the top apps of September. You may disagree with some of my choices, and that’s fine. As always, you are free to submit your own top apps list down below. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did, then definitely share it with your friends!

Josh P

About Josh P

I'm a tech enthusiast and master procrastinator that currently resides in Saint Louis. My days are usually spent reading and writing, but I do enjoy gaming occasionally as well.

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October 1, 2014