About this project
You walk while we talk ...with Google Glass.
Technology is changing the way people travel and the way they consume information when vising countries.
My project partner, Mark Allewell, and I want to create a product for travellers based on the idea of a local person giving them information, but using technology instead.
This info plays automatically as the user travels past points of interest and general areas. Imagine travelling through Barcelona, not being able to speak Spanish and missing out on a wealth of interesting information about the city around you.
We've been making travel tech projects for the last eight years and we believe that Google Glass is the next big thing in travel.
Some of our great travel technology products have already been featured on CNN and we've also partnered with Renault to build in-car audio travel guides. We are now looking to integrate our existing infrastructure with Google Glass technology to create easy to use travel guides, as people walk, we'll talk.
We've been hard at work over the last 18 months, building travel guides for iOS and Android devices and now have about 20 cities completed in a few languages.
New York, London, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, San Francisco, Washington & Cape Town, mostly in English, German, Spanish and French.
We'll be rolling out more cities over the next 18 months, mostly in three languages.
We are now in the process on building the code to turn Google Glass into a great local tour guide...
Risks and challenges
As mentioned above, I'm working with a team of creators who have experience in this field, but as all entrepreneurs know, especially in the software field, some issues may crop up and cause delays.
We've already put plans in place to make sure we launch on time. We have three main developments:
* Google Glass code
* Back end code
* Audio and guide production.
We have worked hard on developing the content and backend API's to make sure that once the GG code is finalized, we have great content to show. As GG is very new, some of our original concepts are not supported yet. We will however still continue to build on to this product as GG improves their offering.
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