Playing Angry Birds on Google Glass
Google glass is that thing that everyone is talking about. Yet no one seems to be
asking what, we believe, is the most important question about any new device.
Can You Play Angry Birds on It?
Well, not right at this moment, but Dekko, an augmented reality startup, is
working on the technology. Dekko CEO, Matt Miesnieks, says that their Dekko
Monkey software can easily be swapped in for angry birds. "The software is in
Beta testing right now," Miesnieks says. "We plan to release our first in-house
game for iOS in about 4-6 weeks."
Of course everyone’s problem with augmented reality as a concept, is that it
is clumsy, gets in the way of things and is not very sleek. Furthermore what
happens when you’re using an augmented reality device and you have to interact
with the real world? Or, worse still, your arm gets tired. Dekko believes they can
solve these problems by building context aware AR apps.
The next burning question is, just how stupid will you look playing angry birds
on your glass? "Input method will use touch-swipe on side of head as normal. No
need to fling your head" Matt clarified.
When it comes to timelines this is what the Dekko man had to say, "I don't know,
until we have hardware to play with, but it’s definitely possible." And, with Angry
Birds being among the most downloaded apps on Google’s Android in 2012, it