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Google encourages the use of Android SDK when building apps for Glass

Google encourages the use of Android SDK when building apps for Glass
Phil Tottman

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Devices / Android / July 30th 2013 at 5:15PM

Even though the development kit isn't fully supported by the platform.

Google are encouraging app developers to use its Android SDK when creating apps for Google Glass, even though it doesn't provide all the necessary tools to build complete programs for the platform.

It does however allow the developers to try out their ideas prior to the release of the full Google Glass development kit (GDK).

The full kit was announced at the last Google I/O developer conference that will enable developers to build software for the platform in the form of application package files (APKs).

Some of the GDK features are already supported by the Android SDK, such as playing media and the accelerometer.

APK samples have been written including a stopwatch, compass and a level with more in the pipe line in the next few weeks. 

Whilst patiently waiting for the GDK, developers new to Android are being urged to boost their knowledge on developing software on the platform in preparation, supposedly to build a library of quality APKs to support the launch of the device.

 

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