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Google opens up Glassware Review Process for third-party Glass developers

Following a report late last month claiming that Google was preparing to open up Google Glass to third-party app developers, the company announced today it is opening up a new Glassware Review Process that allows anyone with Glass to submit third-party apps. Apps that are accepted will show up in the MyGlass app and Google is kicking things off with the addition of a handful of apps, including: SportsYapper, Fancy, Mashable, KitchMe and Thuuz.

As of today, you can submit your Glassware for review. Completing the Glassware review process will make your Glassware eligible to show on MyGlass and eligible to receive quota beyond the testing limit.

Google has a “Distributing Glassware” support document and checklist available to walk developers through the process:

  1. Ensure you and your Glassware adhere to the Terms of Service and Developer Policies documents.
  2. Ensure your Glassware passes the Launch Checklist. Submitting Glassware that already passes the checklist expedites the review process.
  3. Submit your Glassware for review by our team.
  4. Our team emails you feedback and next steps specific to your Glassware.

The original report last month claimed that Google would also enable access to new features for developers including voice commands and other features, but Google didn’t make any mention of new functionality available to devs.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.