Apps are slowly being added to the list of approved Glassware for Google Glass. Last week, Glass Explorers woke up to a brand new video social network which lets them share their Glass adventures by plotting them on an interactive map.
Video Voyager is a location-based video sharing app for Glass that does a great job at exploiting one of the biggest draws of Google’s first wearable, its camera. Sharing video from Glass is not new, as users have been able to post to Google+ for months.
But it is Video Voyager’s razer focus in showing the world only through Glass that clears away all the noise and creates a powerful and intimate experience.
The app itself is pretty simple. Explorers use the native video camera function on Glass to capture and share to Video Voyager. Users have the option of changing the caption or title of the video using voice, too. The video is then uploaded and plotted on the interactive online map based on your GPS location.
Video Voyager is not only a great way for Explorers to share their content amongst themselves, it is also a fantastic way for non-Explorers to see how powerful first-person heads-up video is with Glass. Video Voyager’s interactive map is publicly available so you don’t need to have Glass to find and watch videos shared by Explorers.
Right now the majority of posts are from the USA, which is expected since Glass isn’t technically available anywhere else in the world. But despite the geographic restrictions of the device, there are already some posts popping up in the UK and South America — and I made sure to create one to put Canada on the map.
As Glass defaults to ten seconds of video, most of the posts are similar to those found on Vine or Instagram. And like these social networks, a lot of the content right now is just videos of everyday moments: driving a car, getting a coffee at Starbucks, shoveling snow. But the fact that this video is taken from the actual viewpoint (or literally the eye) of the Explorer transforms these mundane moments into something new.
Source: Video Voyager