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Ready to join hackathon for ‘next phase’ of Google Glass?

Here is some interesting news for you if you want to create apps for Google Glass but feel restricted by limited options made available so far. Pushing the wearable’s development scene further, the search giant is inviting developers to join the company for a two-day hackathon in San Francisco later this month. Here developers will get to try out its long-awaited Glassware Development Kit (GDK) to create purpose-built apps for Glass.

“We’d like to give you a first look at the next phase of the Glass Developer Platform during an exclusive, two-day hackathon in San Francisco,” the invite reads. “Not to worry if you don’t live near San Francisco. The announcement will be recorded and we’ll share the video after the event.”

Until now, developers had the regular Android SDK to practice on, but with the availability of the GDK they’ll be able to build apps that work offline and have direct access to the hardware.

Google is currently working on a new version of Glass with improved hardware. It will feature a dedicated ear bud as well as support for prescription lenses. The company is also focused on increasing manufacturing volumes of its augmented reality glasses, which should hit the shelves sometime next year.

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The new Glass could be showcased at the hackathon, scheduled to happen in San Francisco on November 19 and 20.

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