Google has announced that it has selected the lucky “Glass Explorers”, who will be getting access to Google Glass ahead of public. Company started inviting these lucky few via Google+ and Twitter yesterday and at the time of writing this post; we could see at least 68 invitees on Twitter. The number is expected to be even higher on Google+.
Google had earlier invited “creative” people to apply to become Glass Explorers – the individuals with early access to Google Glass and using it for creative purposes.
Google Glass team wrote on Google+:
A few weeks ago we revealed that we were seeking Explorers to help us shape the future of Glass. To do that, we asked people across Google+ and Twitter to tell us what they would do #ifihadglass . We could never have imagined such an enthusiastic response! There were so many creative, diverse, and (sometimes) crazy applications. We’ve certainly learned a lot through this whole process and it’s inspiring to hear how much passion there is for Glass.
Now for the really exciting bit… we know you’ve all been waiting patiently, which is why we’re pleased to announce that the results are in. Over the next few days we’ll be sending out invitations to our Explorer Program through Google+ and Twitter. So, keep a lookout for tweets and G+ posts from @projectglass and +Project Glass to see if you’ve been invited.
If you are one of the lucky ones and haven’t already received the invite, it will be coming to you on Twitter or Google+ in the coming days.
To remind you, Google had earlier revealed to The Verge that it is planning to make Google Glass available in mass market by the year-end. The company also noted on Google+ last month that this retail version of Google Glass with come with support for prescription lenses.