When Project Glass announced the “#ifihadglass” contest in February, Twitter and Google+ lit up with submissions both humorous and serious. After the winners were selected, the buzz died down, and the wait began. Over the last month, winners have watched in anxious impatience as the IO12 attendees received their units, and began sharing their experiences (and #throughGlass content). Now, for the rest of us, the wait is finally over.
Project Glass made the following announcement on their Google+ stream today:
You told us what you would do #ifihadglass, now’s your chance to show us
Our Explorer Program started last year at our I/O conference when developers signed up to be the first people to try Glass. Last Tuesday, we finished inviting these developers to officially join the Explorer Program and we’re already seeing amazing things come from them. They’ve really embraced the Explorer spirit — the spirit of someone who’s ready to jump in, get their hands dirty and take on a challenge.
In February, we opened up the Explorer Program by asking people across Google+ and Twitter what they would do if they had Glass. We were looking for bold, creative individuals to become our next wave of Explorers — and wow, did we get them. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be slowly rolling out invitations to successful #ifihadglass applicants. If you were one of the successful applicants, please make sure you have+Project Glass in your Circles so we can send you a message.
We’re thrilled to be moving into the next phase of our Explorer Program and we hope to expand in the future. Unfortunately, we aren’t taking any more applications right now, but you can sign up here to stay informed: google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one
To say that we’re excited here at LivingThruGlass would be an understatement. Stay tuned for breaking Glass news!