MyGlass 3.0

As futuristic as the Google Glass hardware is, the MyGlass companion app is relatively pedestrian and basic — but that's changing today with an update to version 3.0 of MyGlass. In contrast to previous updates that have brought mostly under the hood fixes, version 3.0 of MyGlass takes the interface in a completely different (and much improved) direction. You'll find a new slide-in bar on the left edge that matches other modern Google Apps, giving you quick access to settings, contacts, active Glassware and new Glassware to install.

The interface for adding and managing Glassware has drastically improved, moving away from the never-ending scrolling list of cards to smaller icons for Glassware that's already installed. You'll find a generally polished and improved app all around the interface all around, making you wonder how you ever dealt with the old, clunky interface before.

As we said the update is light on new features, but one that's been included is the ability to share maps directly from your phone to your connected Glass. Once you've updated your MyGlass app and are on the latest XE17.1 firmware (which simply includes fixes to be compatible with MyGlass 3.0), you will have the option when viewing a map in Google Maps to share directly to your Glass and begin navigating the same way you'd share a map to any other app.

 

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MyGlass app hits version 3.0 with fresh interface, map sharing directly to Glass

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This is great. A huge improvement in design and function, and the quick maps sharing will definitely come in handy... especially for locations that Glass may not identify correctly through the usual voice input.

yep, when I tried out glass this was a HUGE problem. There are tons of street names that cannot be correctly dictated via voice because they are not common words and contain strange spelling. I'm sure I'm not the only one that provided feedback to them about this... glad they added this ability.

I will be curious to see how many d/l' this app has since there can't be that many Glassholes out there to begin with.