Top Google Glass Apps of 2014

Usually at the end of every month I gather up the best apps released during that month. But, since it’s about to be 2015, this time I’m making a small list of the best apps released in 2014.

Down below you will find some of the most unique, helpful, and interesting apps that came to Google Glass in 2014. If you come across an app that you’ve never heard of, then give it a try. There’s a pretty good chance that you will enjoy using it! Anyway, continue reading to see some of the top Google Glass apps from 2014.

15) Pandora

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Almost everyone knows what Pandora Internet Radio is so this glassware doesn’t need much explaining. Overall, it’s nice to be able to listen to music on Google Glass occasionally. With that being said, you’re going to need the Google Glass earbuds to truly enjoy this application.

Official Description: 

Great music discovery is effortless and free with Pandora® Internet Radio. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, composers or existing stations and we will do the rest. It’s easy to create and listen to personalized stations that play the music you’ll love.


14) Color Detector

Color Detector is an application that identifies the colors of the objects that you are looking at. Using the application, you can look at an object and the application will give you the color hex code of the object. Really, Color Detector isn’t that useful of an application unless you’re color blind or a designer. Still, it’s fun to mess with.

Official Description:

Simple Glassware that shows you the color of what’s in front of you. It shows the name of the color and its hex code, and if you want to pause just tap the touchpad.

13) Evercam

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Evercam is an application that helps you identify nearby CCTV cameras. Upon request, the application will show you a snapshot of the nearest CCTV camera. I thought this was a pretty neat little application and one that privacy-conscious people might enjoy.

Official Description:

An Evercam integration that help you explore CCTV cameras nearby. It will show a snapshot of the nearest camera when requested.

12) Let’s Drink

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If you’re a person who likes to chill back and have a nice alcoholic beverage occasionally, then this is an application that you want to install. Let’s Drink is a cocktail application for Google Glass. It has a ton of drink recipes and it’ll teach you how to mix them all. So, if you want to try a new tasty beverage, then give this app a try.

11) Monocle for Reddit

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This is currently the best Reddit application for Google Glass. Using this application you can browse your Reddit front page, visit links, and upvote content. I love Reddit, so I had to give this application a shoutout.

Official Description:

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

10) Zombies, Run!

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Zombies, Run! is a small little fitness game for Google Glass where your job is to save humanity by running. The application turns running into a game by giving you tasks as you run and by telling you a story. It’s a definitely worth playing at least once.

Official Description:

Zombies, Run! is a thrilling running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. We deliver the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings – and it’s your job to save the last remnants of humanity by running in the real world.

9) ViewTube

ViewTube

ViewTube is currently the best Youtube app for Google Glass. It allows you to look up videos, and even let’s you run them in the background while you multitask. The battery in Google Glass sucks, but it’s still cool to be able to watch a video on the device and play something in the background occasionally. If you want to watch Youtube videos on Google Glass, then go with this application.

Official Description:

Search for YouTube content and view it directly on Google 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.

8) BestParking

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BestParking is a glassware that directs you towards the cheapest parking garages that are near you. The application works in over 105 cities, so it’ll work for a decent amount of you. If you live in a city where it is hard to find parking and parking is expensive, then you should give this app a shot.

Official Description:

BestParking steers you toward the cheapest and most convenient parking garages and lots in 105 cities & 115 airports throughout North America. Save hundreds of dollars!

7) Preview for Google Glass

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Preview for Google Glass is a pretty cool, but simple application. Using the application, you can look at a movie poster and the trailer for the movie will automatically start playing. While most of us don’t generally go around looking at random movie posters this is still a pretty neat little application.

Official Description:

Enhance your movie-going experience with Preview for Google Glass. Simply look at a movie poster and say, “ok, glass recognize this”. Focus on the poster image and the film’s trailer will begin automatically.

6) LynxFit

LynxFit

LynxFit is a pretty popular fitness application for Google Glass. The application includes a bunch of different fitness programs and challenges that you can subscribe to and try out. There are running programs, prenatal fitness programs, and more. LynxFit even has a social aspect to it where you can share your progress with friends. If you’re looking to get in shape, then definitely give this application a try.

Official Description:

Start your 30 day program or challenge by saying “ok glass, start a workout.” Choose from various fitness content partners and subscribe to a workout challenge, schedule and track your activity with Glass. Share your P.I.E. (pace, intensity and endurance) progress with your friends.

5) Tesco Groceries

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Tesco Groceries for Google Glass allows you to browse items, view nutritional information of items, and shop for items at Tesco stores. It’s one of the more feature packed shopping applications for Google Glass, so I thought it deserved to be on this list. If you live near a Tesco Grocery and wouldn’t mind ordering some food hands-free, then give this application a little try.

Official Description:

Tesco grocery Glassware lets you browse, view nutritional information, and add items to your shopping basket hands-free. A great companion to the Tesco mobile applications that you use for all your grocery shopping.

4) Trackendo

Trackendo

Released in August, Trackendo is a cool little tracking glassware. Google Glass already has a small tool that you can use to track Google Glass, but Trackendo is a bit better because it allows you to track multiple locations and it provides way better location information than the “standard” tracking tool. If you’re scared you might someday lose your Google Glass, then get this app.

Official Description:

Don’t be afraid of losing your Google Glass™ anymore. With Trackendo you’ll be able to know the last locations your Glass was and when it was there, so that you can easily keep track of it.

3) Speech Helper

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If you struggle with speeches, then this is an application for you. Users can upload speeches to the application, and view different slides from their speech as they go through their presentation. Using this application you will never slip up and will always know where you are in your speech. Overall, a very handy app for people who get nervous during presentations and speeches.

Official Description:

Speech Helper provides the user with an effective way to deliver a seamless speech. Users can upload speeches and view slide notes on Glass while delivering a presentation. Begin a new hands-free and paperless speech experience right now!

2) Captioning on Google Glass

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Captioning on Google Glass is an application that was designed to help deaf and hearing-impaired people communicate properly with others. The Google Glass application connects to an application that is installed on a phone. Once the application on Google Glass is connected to a phone, a person can talk into the phone and whatever is said is captioned and displayed to the person wearing Google Glass. Not an application that the average person will use regularly, but one that is pretty cool and one that can definitely help hearing-impaired people.

Official Description:

Captioning on Google Glass provides real-time closed captioning, allowing the deaf or hard of hearing to converse with others. It requires an Android smartphone paired with Google Glass to function. Just say “ok glass, recognize this” to start captioning. Your conversational partner speaks into the phone and the speech is converted to text and displayed on your Google Glass instantly.

Android device with companion app required. You will be directed to install the app while installing the Glassware.

1) Star Chart

Star Chart

Star Chart is pretty popular among Explorers, because it’s a darn awesome augmented reality application. Using the application, you can look up into the sky and it’ll teach you about all the different constellations and stars that you are looking it. Star Chart has audio descriptions for all the planets in our solar system and for many of the stars near us. Star Chart is an educational application at heart, but it’s so cool that it doesn’t seem like one. If you haven’t tried Star Chart yet, then you should. It’s THE best augmented reality application on Google Glass right now.

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.

So, those are what I consider to be the top Google Glass applications of 2014. You may not agree with some of my choices, but that’s okay. Feel free to create your own list of top apps and share it with us in the comments section down below!