[Double]Glass Delayed 2014 & Become a Shopping Ninja with Crystal Shopper Glass App

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  1. dgstorm

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    Here's a Google Glass double story for you this afternoon. The still fledgling mobile wearable computing device will have to remain embryonic for a bit longer. According to the latest info straight from Google sources, Google Glass' official launch has been delayed until 2014. They aren't experiencing any major technical difficulties with the device. They are simply taking extra precaution to make sure the experience of using the device is just right.

    It's a rare thing when a company takes a bit longer to "fully bake" their products for consumer consumption, and several analysts in the tech industry have saluted Google for their wise move. Here's a quote with several perspectives,

    That's not all we have for you on the subject of Google Glass. An interesting new app is being developed for the device which offers a compelling and useful reason to own it for some users. This app is called Crystal Shopper and it aims to turn you into a "shopping ninja" with the help of Google Glass. This app allows you to search for prices on a given product and even fetches Amazon ratings from the web, all after you simply scan the barcode of the product by giving it a glance with Google Glass. What a neat idea!

    It should be noted that the app looks a little laggy in the video demo above, but that is likely just one of the reasons why Google is going to take a bit longer to release the device. This way, they can work out all the tiny little kinks in apps and functionality before it eve hits retail shelves.

    Source: ComputerWorld
     
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    That's good. They're still feeling out the feedback from the public about what they want and how it should perform, and no one else is going to really beat them to the market in this category right now so it makes sense to hold off. Some really nice extra features or ideas might come up between now and then to make the device more realistic. Could be better hardware, better aesthetics, better optics, better software...better everything. One thing is for sure, if it flops it will bring a potential paradigm down with it for quite some time.
     
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    Too true HJ! Well said.
     
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    I'd much rather have that kind of an app for my phone. As for what you have to do to scan an item...ya...no. I'm a big nerd. I have no issue with that. I embrace it since it is who I am but seriously, walking around holding item to your head and making such large head gestures, many people will pass.

    But seriously, make that app for my phone! If an app like that already exists, please tell me the name of it.
     
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    OK, call me future-boy, but...

    ...um...this...?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.zxing.client.android
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.biggu.shopsavvy

    And for those with Amazon accounts:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.pricecheck

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    ShopSavvy seems close. I have Barcode scanner but I wanted the features for rating and finding the lowest price. I'll give ShopSavvy a shot.

    Scanned one item with ShopSavvy and thats what I want. Thx man.
     
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    Best Buy has formally banned me. ;) I think my ninja-shopping skills are improving!

    -Matt
     
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