Augmented eyewear, thanks to capitalising on the exciting developments being made in the Augmented Reality sphere, promise something new and possibly revolutionary to web developers busying themselves with projects across the world. Couple that with some of the world’s biggest innovators like Google and Sony making strides in the field and suddenly something very explosive looks set to happen across 2015 and beyond.
Just how can augmented eyewear hope to raise the productivity levels of web developers keen to get better work done at greater speeds? Thanks to the following infograph from Shade Station, the answers are numerous.
Hands Free Coding and Designing
Web developers dependent on various browser tabs or having to pull out their smartphones every so often will know the restrictions such activities can have on their overall work flow. With augmented eyewear giving both designers and coders the ability to access all the information they need without having to adjust their field of vision or move their hands, they suddenly have a very powerful work set-up that saves both time and energy. Sony’s SmartEyeGlass, for example, uses its lenses to superimpose content layers like notifications on top of real visual content in the users’ view, allowing developers fast access to the information they might need without having to lift a finger.
Visual Data Capabilities
Due to the nature of web development and its heavy reliance on visual data, augmented eyewear can really help benefit workflow through its implementation of camera and video recording technology. Google Glass’ built-in camera for example, has the ability to take photos and record video at 720p HD video, all while being controlled by user voice commands. Sony’s aforementioned model too, has similar capabilities.
For web developers needing to send demonstrative instruction videos or update clients on visual designs, such features can greatly benefit users’ workflow while also keeping people on task.
Another potential plus that augmented eyewear brings to developers is the ability to better track users’ productivity levels. The Oakley Airwave, for example, allows users’ to measure their performance with various sensors while also providing a heads-up display informing of incoming calls and texts from a phone as well as updates on social media platforms. Developments in Augmented Reality in regards to productivity measurement appears to be just another way in which augmented eyewear looks set to shake up the web development industry.
For more information on the features of augmented eyewear and the capabilities it can bring to you and your business, as well as what existing and future models include, be sure to check out the following infograph that explores models like the Google Glass, Sony SmartEyeGlass and Oakley Airwave in greater detail.