Mike DiGiovanni has this week released a new application for Google’s Google Glasses eyewear, called Winky which required him to decompile GlassHome to get the functions working correctly.
Winky for Google Glasses has been designed to enable users to quickly capture a photo by winking and lets you lifelong without very little effort. Check out the quick video after the jump to see the Winky App in action.
Mike DiGiovanni explains a little more about his Winky Google Glasses application:
“The big technical hurdle turned out to simply be that at least one spot on Glass does some checking against the build type and disables the wink gesture completely if it’s a user build and it ever detects a wink. I was able to get around this by intercepting the wink with a higher priority than anything else.
To provide a little more clarity, this is being released as pure Android source code. It’s intended to be compiled and run as an APK. At this point, I’m figuring most of you guys with Glass know how to do thisI’m trying to stay away from providing just APKs since there may be personal information that is less protected than on your average Android device and I don’t want there to be any questions about whether I’m touching your data. This is different from the typical Glassware that the NY Times or Path provide.”
The Google Glasses Winky app, is currently available for compiling via GitHub.Filed Under: Technology News, Top News