Oakland University students are invited to become Glassware developers by identifying and developing concepts for game-changing technology in the School of Business Administration’s Google Glass App Development Team Competition that launches Feb. 10. Through this Glassware competition, teams are challenged to identify a
unique-to-Glass app idea and develop it to proof of concept using the
Glass Development Kit following the competition guidelines.
An information session about the competition will take place at 5 p.m., Feb. 10, in the Elliott Hall Auditorium.
At least one person from a potential team should attend the session. Students with ideas but are not yet a member of a team are encouraged to attend to meet potential teammates. Each team is strongly encouraged to include a business student.
Top teams will be selected as semi-finalists to present their concept to a panel of judges and be eligible for competition awards.
The competition is being coordinated by the Decision & Information Sciences Department
of Oakland University's School of Business Administration.
Google Glass is not yet available to the public. Only about 10,000 Glass Explorers – including business school MIS instructor Amy Rutledge who is organizing the competition along with visiting professor Jerry DeHondt -- were invited to participate in the product’s early distribution. This puts Oakland University and its students in a select group of institutions to have access to the product.
About Google Glass
Google Glass is the name for a wearable computer created by the Google's Project Glass.The futuristic glasses provide augmented reality for users by visually connecting them to an Android-run heads up display that offers many of the features of an Android smartphone and connects users to many of Google's key cloud features, such as maps, calendar, Gmail, Google+ and Google Places. Learn more about Google Glass here.