First of Its Kind: Utah Launches Google Glass App for Public Transit
Want to find out when the next light rail train arrives in downtown Salt Lake City? Then put on the glasses. Google Glass, that is. Utah.gov, the state’s portal, has launched OnTime for Glass, the first-of-its-kind transit tracking app for Google Glass.
With the wearable technology, users will be able to receive notifications for an approaching train or bus, view route information and track public transit vehicle locations in real time. The state decided to test the capabilities of the cutting-edge technology as a way to continue offering mobile services to its growing number of users, said David Fletcher, Utah’s chief technology officer. “We have a large development community in Utah. You can see people wearing Google Glass around here.”
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