WBUR Launches Google Glass App
September 22, 2014 at 4:28 AM (PT)
BOSTON UNIVERSITY noncommercial News-Talk WBUR/BOSTON says that it is the first radio station with a GOOGLE Glass app. The app, designed by LUCAS BARAN, allows users to hear the station's stream via the glasses and a Bluetooth connection to the users' smartphones.
WBUR Exec. Editor/New Media JOHN DAVIDOW said, “As wearable technology, Glass allows for an audio stream experience while you’re doing something else -- walking, biking or otherwise on the move -- with voice control and simple tap commands. That made it the perfect platform for what WBUR does, which is broadcast compelling, smart audio news, information and entertainment programs.”
GM CHARLIE KRAVETZ added, “WBUR is committed to exploring radio’s future and where it can go in emerging technologies. We’re always studying consumer behavior when it comes to how people listen to and enjoy WBUR and NPR content. We wanted to be at the forefront of this emerging arena, planting a firm foothold in wearable devices, where we know consumer interest and technology is headed.”