Google Glass app store arrives next year

Google Glass app store arrives next year
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

September 4th 2013 at 9:55AM

Wearable tech to get its own marketplace for apps and games

Google Glass will be getting its own app store next year, the web firm has confirmed.

The company has told The New York Times a special marketplace for the wearable tech, which uses an optical head mounted display, can be expected during 2014, with a set of guidelines for designing applications already drawn up.

A marketplace for the device was also confirmed by Marketing Land, but the firm did not state whether apps for Glass would be placed on Google Play and if developers could charge for them.

Examples of applications that have been developed to date include a cooking application that displays a recipe in front of your eyes and Glass Genie, which acts as a to-do list displaying notes.

One game also coming to Google Glass is Psyclops by developer Sean McCracken, which has been described as a 3D space invaders.

Google Glass was released for developers in February earlier this year, and is expected to launch for consumers during 2014.