Top 5 Google Glass Glassware (Apps) of July 2014

In the past 30 days, we’ve seen many apps come to the official Google Glass glassware directory. This is mostly due to the Google Glass team making some changes to the review process and increasing the amount of people on the review team. Since the amount of glassware that is hitting the official directory is increasing, we have decided that we are going to do a monthly post that features the best glassware of each month.

This is the first post in this new series. There’s no set amount of apps that are going to be featured in each post. Also, I may include non-official glassware in these lists at times. So, yeah. I hope you enjoy!

Monocle for Reddit 

Reddit is my preferred platform for making connections, finding interesting content, and to just browse. I probably check Reddit more than I check my own email, and I’m not even joking. Really, I can’t help but mention this application. If you’re a regular user of Reddit, then you NEED this application on your Google Glass.

Monocle is the ULTIMATE Reddit app for Google Glass. With Monocle for Reddit, you can get your custom Reddit frontpage delivered directly to your Google Glass. Monocle for Reddit allows you to read self.posts, visit links, and vote on content. Monocle is missing some things, but it brings most of the main Reddit experience to Google Glass. It’s definitely an application worth having.

Official Description:

Browse your Reddit frontpage right on Glass with Monocle. Read self posts inline, visit story links, vote on articles, and get notified of new comment replies and messages (coming soon).

Blinky Bird

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Blinky Bird isn’t that creative of a piece of glassware, but I have to include it because it’s the first Flappy Bird clone to come to Google Glass and it’s definitely fun. Blinky Bird has the same concept of Flappy Bird where you have to flap past obstacles to earn points, but there’s one thing that’s different about it. Instead of the bird being controlled with taps, the user can blink to keep the bird afloat. Players can also tap the touchpad to keep the bird afloat, but the name of the game is Blinky Bird for a reason.

Anyway, it’s a fun game to play when you’re bored. If you’re interested in downloading it or learning more about it, then head over here.

RedLaser for Google Glass 

RedLaser is one of the best price comparison applications for smart phones, and it finally arrived on Google Glass in July. With RedLaser, Google Glass owners can compare prices of items at different retailers by just scanning a barcode. If you’re a person who likes to save a few bucks here and there, then this is an application you should definitely check out. It’s really the only price comparison app out there for Google Glass right now.

Official Description:

The leading shopping and price comparison app that helps +30 million users to shop smarter is now available on Glass – turning you into the ultimate shopper! With RedLaser for Glass you will be able to easily compare prices of thousands of online and local retailers just by scanning a product’s barcode right from your Glass. Ask Glass to find a product to quickly locate available stores, navigate to a nearby local store or even purchase online by sending yourself an email notification to complete the transaction on any mobile device or PC you own.

MyRadar Weather Radar 

There are a few weather apps for Google Glass out there, but this is definitely the most visual one.

MyRadar is pretty simple. MyRadar shows users an animated weather radar for the current location they are at. That’s it. The glassware doesn’t have any other options, and it doesn’t display any other information. It’s just a weather radar for Google Glass. While it’s incredibly simple, it’s still awesome and fun to look at during a storm. It’s definitely handy, and is certainly something you want to have on your Google Glass.

Official Description:

MyRadar is a fast and to-the-point weather Glassware that displays animated weather radar around your current location. Just say “Show the weather”, and your location pops up with animated weather, allowing you to easily see just what weather is coming your way.

Star Chart 

This application was added to the official glassware directory near the end of June. Still, I’m going to add it to this July top apps post because it’s a really good application and deserves some more attention.

Star Chart has been available on other devices for a little while, but it didn’t come to Google Glass until June. It’s basically the ultimate astronomy application. Star Chart uses augmented reality to reveal the different stars, consolations, and planets that a person is looking at when they are looking up at the sky. Google Glass owners just have to activate the application and look up to start discovering things and get audio descriptions read to them. Pretty awesome stuff.

Official Description:

The world’s top astronomy app – Star Chart – comes to Google Glass. Star Chart for Google Glass lets you explore the wonders of our universe via the seamless experience of augmented reality. Simply look up at the sky to discover the stars, planets and constellations above you. Star Chart’s features include:
– All the visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres.
– All the planets of the solar system, the Moon, the Sun and Pluto.
– All 88 constellations, with imagery based on the beautiful artwork of 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius.
– Audio descriptions of all the planets and many of the brightest stars.
The Escapist Games Team hopes you enjoy Star Chart. Send your feedback and feature requests to: starchart@escapistgames.com.

Conclusion

The apps above are what I consider to be the top apps of July. These are just apps that I found to be interesting, fun, silly, and useful. Obviously, there are other apps that were released this month. These are just apps that I personally found to be cool and worth talking about.

Anyway, what are your top apps for this month? Share your list with us in the comments section down below!