Google released their new Google Glass XE7 APK update the beginning of this month and now the team over at the Github Gist website have been able to look through the new Google Glass code in a little more detail and have discovered some interesting snippets of code.
Within the latest Google Glass XE7 APK update code suggests that Google may be preparing to launch a new Google Glass application store called Boutique.
At the moment there is no central store for Google Glass applications and the details found in the latest Google Glass APK could suggest that Google is planning to call their central app store Boutique. Github Gist explains a little more about their discovery.
“This is easily the coolest hidden feature of the Glass update: there’s signs of work on an application market for Glass applications.
Currently, there is no central repository for Google Glass applications. It seems that Boutique will fix this problem, by allowing Glassware and APKs to sync down to the Glass. There’s code to sync the installed list of Glassware and to send currently installed native APKs.
The mention of APKs also suggest that a native app SDK for Glass is in the works. Currently, the only supported way of developing applications to Glass is via the Mirror API, which allows you to push messages to the Glass via the Internet. Updating cards using a data connection is, of course, slow, so a native application will reduce the latency and make certain use cases, such as augmented reality, possible.”
As more information comes to light over the coming weeks we will keep you updated as always on developments.
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