Ever since it was launched, Google’s internet-connected eyewear product Google Glass has been surrounded by controversies. But that may come to an end soon, as the future of Google’s one of most ambitious product itself doesn’t seem so bright anymore. According to a report by Reuters, most of Google Glass’ app developers have given up on the project and are looking for or have already started working on something else. Also Read - Google Glass-like device could help treat people with memory problems: Report
Nine of the sixteen developers the British publication contacted said they had stopped or completely abandoned making apps for Google’s Glass. The reasons, most of the app developers cite is lack of customers and limitations of the device. The project lost one of its key players when last month Twitter pulled its Glass app. The company has also lost several key Glass employees in recent months, including lead developer Babak Parviz and engineering chief Adrian Wong. Also Read - Apple Glasses might come earlier than expected, may launch in 2021
Unveiled by Google co-founder Sergey Brin in 2012, Google Glass has been selling for $1,500 to developers and other early adopters. The company was planning a consumer launch by the end of this year, but reports suggest that the date has been pushed to 2015. The company earlier this year launched the Glass at Work program to expand device’s uses to more areas including healthcare and manufacturing. In order to lure in more businesses, the company also offer two-for-one discounts. Also Read - Google working on standalone AR headset 'Google A65': Report
The Google Glass’ has raised concerning questions about device’s social acceptance and aesthetics in public. The device has been banned from several places including many theaters. A lot of people just fear that any Google Glass wearer could be secretly taking pictures or videos of them.
A Google representative, however, insists that the company is “energized by the opportunity that wearables and Glass in particular represent.”